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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:53 PM

New Zealand shooting victim's 'courageous' last words to gunman go viral

A Christchurch worshipper, who was among the first to be targeted by a gunman Friday, is being hailed as a hero online for sharing "peaceful" and "courageous" words likely his last while confronting his attackers.

The man was overheard on a live stream video of the mass shooting saying, "Hello brother," as the gunman approached the entrance of the New Zealand mosque.

Mourners took to social media after the horrific massacre, which left at least 49 people dead, to honor the man.

"'Hello brother' a word came out of a pure soul filled with a peaceful faith. 'Hello brother' was said to a killer with a rifle pointed to this greeting. 'Hello brother' he said thinking that he is talking to a human with soul and feelings. 'Hello brother' was shot dead," one Twitter user commented early Friday.

"'Hello, Brother' were the last words of the first #NewZealand victim. As he faced a rifle, his last words were peaceful words of unconditional love. DO NOT tell me that nonviolence is weak or pacifism is cowardice. I have seen the face of God," another echoed.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/new-zealand-shooting-victims-courageous-last-words-to-gunman-go-viral/ar-BBUOpae?li=BBnb7Kz

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:56 PM

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. Tears

anew.

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:34 PM

4. It would be my hope that this becomes viral...

...and that "Hello Brother" becomes the new universal greeting.

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:36 PM

5. I hate to be a cynic about this

No matter what was said, I just hope it really happened and doesn't turn out to be something someone thought was said, or wished was said...

I just have ugly flashbacks to Columbine when years later it was revealed that some of the most media-repeated lines uttered by the shooters and a couple of their victims never happened...

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:37 PM

6. My local radio wingnut yakker is crying for her poor NRA & SHITLER

that us evil Libs are blaming them. She claims to be a "christian".






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