Christian Bale made a surprise trip to Aurora, Colorado to visit the victims of the tragic shooting that took place at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Christian and his wife arrived this morning and met with several of the victims at the Medical Center of Aurora, according to ABC News. Christian later visited a memorial for the victimes near the movie theater.

Christian Bale Visits Victims of Aurora Shooting

Christian kept the trip low-key, making sure not to alert the press before he left. But many of the victims showed their gratitude, posting pictures on Twitter and Facebook of the Batman star. One victims, Carey Rottman, posted this picture to Facebook:

Christian Bale visits with a victim of the Aurora shooting in the hospital

Christian released a statement last Friday when the news broke about the shooting, saying, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."

Anne Hathaway, who costars in Dark Knight, also made a statement: "My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act."

A representative at Warner Brothers, the studio behind Dark Knight, told the Denver Post, "Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers." Amid the aftermath of this devastating tragedy, it's heartwarming to see that Christian was able to lift the spirits of some of the recovering victims.

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