After Sydney was thrown into absolute chaos earlier today with the seige of a cafe in one of the busiest parts of the city, anti-islamic sentiment flooded social media after reports the incident may be politically motivated.
Though in a move which will completely restore your faith in humanity, Australians have quickly banded together on social media under the now viral #illridewithyou hashtag, offering to ride on buses and trains with Muslims, or give them a lift to work tomorrow, in order to keep them safe.
This absolutely amazing campaign has seen more than 50,000 Australians pledging their solidarity with those who fear racially motivated and bigoted reprisals on public transport after the Martin Place siege.
An absolutely moving response proving that Australia truly is the multicultural and tolerant country we claim to be – a country who will stand up to bigotry and hatred and never let terrorism win.
Today’s response makes me proud to be Australian.
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