There comes a time where it seems as though when everything is in disarray, people can finally come together. We can overcome any shyness, prejudice and self-indulgence to help the people who need it most.
Earlier today we saw UBER offer free rides out of the city, and now the hashtag #illridewithyou has become the latest social media trend. It’s an offer to support those in religious attire who are fearing scrutiny tomorrow morning on public transport in light of recent events in Sydney’s Martin Place.
If you reg take the #373 bus b/w Coogee/MartinPl, wear religious attire, & don’t feel safe alone: I’ll ride with you. @ me for schedule.
— Sir Tessa (@sirtessa) December 15, 2014
— Ilana (@ilanakaplin) December 15, 2014
im so proud to be australian and see the mateship and how we all come together in terrible times like these #illridewithyou
— hayley (@troyernellet) December 15, 2014
James from Ashfield reporting in for #illridewithyou tomorrow morning en route to the city at 8:30am every morning this week.
— James Kozanecki (@Aussie_Kozy) December 15, 2014
— Sarah Portwine (@sezzzza) December 15, 2014
— Sharna Bremner (@sharnatweets) December 15, 2014
I will be catching from Redfern to the city tomorrow morning at 8.45ish. I will do that most days this summer and #illridewithyou. Always.
— Georgia Kriz (@georgiakriz) December 15, 2014
#illridewithyou T3 line. I implore you all to get behind this. Stand united, the Australia we know and love.
— Merry Wissmas (@pjwissam) December 15, 2014
I'm so lucky to live in such a wonderful country where we are all able to think positively even in the toughest of times #illridewithyou
— cindy loves harry (@mindedstyles) December 15, 2014
It’s the perfect response to today’s horror story, and puts outbursts like that of the ADL (Australian Defence League) in the shadows.
It’s true Aussie spirit, #we’llridewithyou