A soul sister regularly visits that Dhaka café on business trips. A young mom friend arrived at the Istanbul airport on summer holiday with her kids hours after it reopened last week. A straight friend from Florida has danced with his wife at Pulse. All my friends in Paris happened to stay home that night. A long time friend arrived at his downtown Jakarta hotel later that day. A social friend had family staying in the Mumbai hotel. Many Hong Kong friends had close friends on holiday in Bali. I missed visiting the Colombo market by 5 minutes. A work friend lost his brother in the World Trade Center.

The fact that you understand any of this is proof we are all affected when people are in so much pain they believe relief will only come when they strike out and inflict more.

We’re all in this together.
Everyone is connected.
Let’s love each other.

Hug someone now.