Here’s How People In Paris Helped Each Other During The Terrorist Attack

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping” ~Fred Rogers

 

More than 150 people were killed in a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday when the assailants open fired in different locations throughout the city.

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The French President François Hollande closed the nation’s border and issued a state of emergency. People were urged to evacuate the streets and stay inside their respective homes.

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As the tragedy unfolded, the world joined hands to help the victims by showing their support and offering free help and services. People used social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night.

 

The Twitter hashtag #porteouverte, which means “open door” in English was being used to inform people about all the possible shelters and help services.

 

A lot of people offered their support through social media. Doors were opened…

 

And taxi meters were shut down!

 

Everyone tried their best to rescue as many people as possible.

 

Some people risked their lives to protect fellow citizens.

 

Facebook also launched a safety check which can enable people to connect to their friends and relatives in Paris and know that they are safe. The ‘mark yourself safe’ feature notifies all friends that the person in the affected area is safe.

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The Indian Embassy in France opened its helpline number for stranded Indian citizens in Paris. Indian Ambassador to France, Mohan Kumar, tweeted this.

 

But, these examples of sheer compassion and humanity in such dire situations are a proof of how the world will not fall apart against terrorism.

 

The whole world lit up to show their support for Paris.

 

We pray for Paris with all our hearts. May the strength, compassion and solidarity of people triumph any danger that befalls them.

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Were Terrorists Successful In Killing Innocent People? YES.
Could They Kill Their Spirit? HELL NO!

#PrayForParis #PeaceForParis

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