The outpouring love seen by Kiwis during the Christchurch attacks

Must See 20/03/2019

Support is flooding in for those caught up in Friday's shootings.

Thousands of bouquets are piling up from people paying respect for those taken too soon, to the point florists are running out of flowers.

Christchurch's Citywide Florists is flat out dealing with a stack of orders.

"We've had quite a lot of people ringing from overseas that, you know, they just feel disconnected that they're not able to bring some flowers down so we've been able to do that job," says owner Gina Parker.

Food and gifts are also being given out. Across town at Theo's Fisheries, frozen meals are feeding the Muslim community.

"Everyone's been so sensitive to the fact that it has to be halal they've listed all of the ingredients here," says Yotti Ioannou.

Christchurch residents are mucking in and helping to share their love.

"Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the population come together in times like this and I think you need to keep yourself busy too," says local Matt Loose.

Ben Tan has created kia kaha Christchurch t-shirts out of frustration and to pay tribute to his friend Atta Elayyan, who died in the attacks.

"After hearing about Atta's passing and being in Auckland I felt a bit helpless with not much ability to help out on the ground in Christchurch, so this is sort of the next thing I could help out in," he says.

 

All of the proceeds will be donated. On top of that Givealittle has raised $6.4 million for the families.

An outpouring of love - no matter how big or small - from a grieving community.

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