World Shows Solidarity And Opens Doors After Paris Attacks
After news of the terrorist attacks in Paris spread, social media was flooded with messages of solidarity for one of America's oldest allies.By Eugene Daniels | November 13, 2015
In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris Friday, Parisians quickly began to stand in solidarity with those affected by the tragedy, in some cases literally opening their doors to help.
Social media was full of trending topics #ViveLaFrance, and more interestingly #PorteOuverte. That hashtag, which roughly translates to "an open door" spread with people all over France offering shelter to anyone who needed it. Some news outlets also reported taxi drivers were offering people free rides out of the city.
Back in the U.S., Americans used #strandedinUS to offer similar hospitality to any French citizens who were stuck in the US after some flights to France were canceled Friday.