#IllRideWithYou: The hashtag campaign to provide support to people dressed in religious attire.

It’s been a very dark day. There’s no denying that. And it’s not over yet.

We avoided providing coverage today because there were news outlets out there much more qualified and equipped than we were. What we can bring you tonight is coverage on a heartwarming example of the internet using its powers for good – at a time when a horrible darkness is threatening our nation.

At its heart, the campaign is aimed to provide assistance to those dressed in religious attire – particularly given they’re the ones that suffer the most persecution in the wake of events such as these. Users are offering to accompany people on public transport for protection, support, and a shoulder to lean on.

On a day like today, it’s a nice reminder that there’s still hope out there – and special to know that compassion and support still exists in such a massive way.

The hashtag got started early this morning when Twitter user @sirtessa sent out the following:

And went interstate:

People got innovative:

They offered up their tunes as well:

The momentum was enormous:

It helped us see how far we’ve come:

Mostly it was just really bloody heartwarming:

You can tweet your support by using the hashtag #illridewithyou.

Stay safe everyone.

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