In the minutes and hours following yesterday’s horrific attack against civilian lives in Toronto, the entire nation was looking for a moment of strength; of unity, community, and support.
From the response of our police and doctors, to the measured reaction of our political leaders, and messages of support from Canadians coast to coast, we were given a glimpse of what makes our country such a special place – even during times of tragedy.
And then, shortly before the puck dropped in the Leafs’ game six playoff game at the Air Canada Centre, we witnessed this goosebumps moment:
Woke up this morning, still pumped from last night, but as I’m getting to school and see the roads closed and cops everywhere, it reminds me of the horrific incident that happened by my school yesterday… Thoughts and prayers to all those affected ❤️ #TorontoStrong
— martina ortiz-luis (@itzmartinaol) April 24, 2018
There’s a famous saying, “Some things are bigger than sports.” This is certainly one of those times.