12/15/2014 10:05 EST | Updated 12/16/2014 09:59 EST

Australians Offer To Ride Transit With Muslims In Mass Rejection Of Bigotry

"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear."

Those words may belong to a Canadian, but it was Australians who lived them on Monday.

Amid a hostage crisis in Sydney, people offered to ride transit with muslim Australians who wear religious clothing in a mass rejection of racism and bigotry.

It all started with one person and the hashtag #illridewithyou

Others quickly took up the call

And made people feel both safe and proud

The campaign has gone totally viral

Just one more example of how much Canada and Australia share

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