The world stopped last night for sports fans around the country during the Buffalo Bills game at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Six minutes into the game, Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. He was administered CPR on the field and his heartbeat was restored, according to the Bills, before being transferred by ambulance to UC Medical Center.

Love and support has poured in from around the country and even around the world on social media, from both the sports world and those who don't normally post about the the NFL and professional sports,

After the game was called off for Monday night, Bills and Bengals fans went to UC Medical Center to hold vigils and embrace one another.

On Tuesday, Damar Hamlin's family released a statement.

Hamlin's family expresses sincere gratitude for everyone who has showed support and love for Damar Hamlin and they thank the first responders and medical professionals who came to the aid of Hamlin.

The Hamlin family also thanked Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals organization for everything they did.

They ask that everyone keeps Damar in their prayers and they will release updates as soon as they have them.

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