- At least 49 people were killed in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
- New Zealander Tory Dravitzki placed flowers at a local mosque near his home.
- In an emotional interview, he said he wanted Muslims to know "that people of the community actually care about them as well."
People on social media are applauding a man from New Zealand for his emotional reaction to the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed at least 49 people .
News channel 7 News Brisbane caught Tory Dravitzki outside a local mosque in his neighborhood placing flowers at the door.
In an emotional interview, Dravitzki explained that he has lived in the area for years and, though he'd driven past it, he'd never been to the mosque.
"The reason I wanted to drop the flowers off was that maybe they feel scared to come down ... and if they could walk up and see that people of the community actually care about them as well, I think that's what it's all about," Dravitzki he said.
Watch his full interview below:
He goes on to explain that this shooting is especially hard because of how close to home it is.
"What's most affecting for me is that it's in our backyard," Dravitzki said. "I don't want to have to deal with any more intolerance towards Muslims."
Additionally, Dravitzki is not only honoring the victims with his flowers but also keeping the emergency responders in his thoughts.
"I just wonder about the services, about the cops that have to deal with it, and how emotionally charged they could be and how they hold themselves," he said in the interview. "That's powerful."
Twitter users are coming together to applaud Dravitzki's raw and emotional reaction to the terrorist attacks.
Dravitzki closes the interview saying, "I hope that people come down."
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