Ireland made history today as the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny declared his nation a "small country with a big message for equality."
Homosexuality was decriminalized in the nation 22 years ago, and the 62 percent majority vote makes it the 20th country in the world to declare gay marriage legal.
Proud Irishman Colin Farrell praised his country for its monumental vote. "Today Ireland has opened up her heart in a way that the whole world will feel," he told E!. "How we have changed our fortune in 24 hours, how we have lit the way, how we have guaranteed a brighter and more loving future for all who call this beautiful land home. Bravo citizens of Ireland."
Many celebrities from around the world quickly took to social media after the ballots were counted, including Irish singer Hozier who described "the pure joy of it."
The pure joy of it. I'm so proud of Ireland today... We can all take pride in making history. Only sorry I can't be there to celebrate!— Hozier (@Hozier) May 23, 2015
J.K. Rowling threw the mic down on amazing reactions, tweeting a meme response to an Irish fan who wrote, "I hope Dumbledore and all witches and wizards feel welcome here."
Check out more excited reactions from stars below:
So happy and proud of my Irish heritage today. What an incredible victory! #IrelandVoteYes— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) May 23, 2015
Omfg! Ireland! Have you done it? Is it really a YES?— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) May 23, 2015
Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 23, 2015
I LOVE YOU IRELAND!!!!! IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY!— Saoirse Ronan (@saoirse_ronan) May 23, 2015
I'm staunchly against leaving civil rights up to a popular vote but I'm thrilled the populous of Ireland seems to embrace #MarriageEqaulity!— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) May 23, 2015
Republic of IRELAND leads the world in social progress by legalizing marriage for all. #LoveWins (shouldn't it always?)— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 23, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to the Republic on saying yes to same-gender marriage! Now what about Northern Ireland?— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) May 23, 2015
IRELAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) May 23, 2015
So happy Ireland have passed the law to get married there. Still genuinely shocks me thou, that this is only just happening!!— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2015
Singer Sam Smith, a U.K. native, appeared on Ellen Degeneres' show last year and told her what if felt like to come out. Watch the video below: