Boston bombing survivors visit Orlando shooting victims

ORLANDO, Fla. (WHDH) — Several Boston Marathon bombing survivors traveled to Orlando this weekend to meet survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting and offer their support.

Eight people who survived the 2013 terror attacks attended a vigil in Orlando that was hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds more attended the vigil, wearing as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of the shooting that left 49 people dead.

“It’s so symbolic that they would come down and offer love and support,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “It’s so tremendous that they’re down here.”

“To be able to share some of the stories and what they’re going to be facing over the course of the next months of years, we’re here for them like others were here for us,” said Dave Fortier. The runner suffered hearing loss and has shrapnel in his leg after one of the bombs exploded.

Eight people injured in the shooting at Pulse Nightclub remain hospitalized. Five are stable and three are in critical condition.

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