After the awful events of the Sydney Lindt Cafe Siege, where a madman murdered two innocents: Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson. Australians have shown what they are made of - we are strong and we pull together and we do not hate!
When Sydney muslims felt that they may be harassed after the events of the siege, fellow Sydneysiders started a #I'llridewithyou campaign on Twitter, offering to travel with their fellow Australians, no matter their religion or creed as as sign of mateship.
That is what Australia and Australian are all about!
My condolences to the families of Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson and to all affected by this awful tragedy.
My blessing on you all, stay safe please.
Updated: My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the terrible events in Pakistan and Pennsylvania - sometimes one has to wonder if the world has gone mad?