It is a clear message from the business community, their hearts and prayers are all with Paris at the moment. All over social media, website and even buildings, the business community have come together to show support for France in the wake of the Paris attacks that had left more than 130 people dead.
Facebook Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, had taken to his page to express his support for people in Paris. He said, “My thoughts are with everyone in Paris tonight.Violence like this has no place in any city or country in the world.” At the same time, Zuckerberg also announced that his social media company had activated the Safety Check feature allowing people to let their friends and family know that are safe, following the deadly attacks. Moreover, the said also allows one to check on their loved ones.
At the same time, Amazon.com had left a strong, symbolic message on its homepage with a photo of a French flag and the caption “Solidarité” to show support for Paris. Meanwhile, Twitter also believes in saying more with less by simply draping its logo with the French flag. Moreover, Facebook is also offering a chance for users to do the same thing as a show of support for Paris. At the same time, YouTube also tweeted, “We stand with Paris.”
Also using social media to show support is Microsoft Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, who has tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the news from Paris. My heart and thoughts are with you, especially after our time together this week.” At the same time, PepsiCo. Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi also tweeted, ” Our hearts go out to the people of Paris. En solidarité. All @PepsiCo employees in Paris and Hermes safe and accounted for.”
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Meanwhile, in the wake of the Paris attacks, scenes from the New York Stock Exchange showed how the French flag is proudly displayed next to the building’s US flags. As another way of showing support for Paris, NYSE also reportedly plan to hold a minute of silence from 9:25 to 9:26 AM on Monday in honor of the Paris attack victims. Meanwhile, at Elon University, there are 130 candles or “luminaries” posted at its steps, in remembrance of all the lives lost.
Meanwhile, Airbus, whose headquarters is in Toulouse, also tweeted, “There are no words for what happened in #Paris. We are incredibly sad. Our thoughts are with the victims, the wounded and their families.”