"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
— Michael Bolen (@MichaelBolen) December 15, 2014
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