They were with us — the 49 people murdered coldheartedly at the Orland shooting massacre.
Forty nine beautiful birds flew when their names were being read aloud during memorial. It was as if telling loved ones that everything can be, will be alright again.
During a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre held Monday at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Cente, CNN reported that as the names of the victims were being named in remembrance, a photographer was able to capture a beautiful photo of a group of birds flying overhead.
It was a pretty and comforting sight, but it turned to something even more beautiful after she counted the number of birds: 49.
49 birds flying overhead at the exact time 49 beautiful souls are being remembered. Fancy that coincidence? We are brought to knees by it.
Did the birds make everything alright?
No, not in a milliion years will a massacre committed against innocents in the name of “fear” (whether it is because of homophobia or xenophobia) be alright. However, like how the photographer put it, the birds offered a “sense of peace about the tragedy.”
The photographer, who decided that she would rather be anonymous so as not to take the attention away from the victims, posted this about the photograph “There were 49 birds, my friends. The fallen were with us tonight.”
Apart from the birds, a rainbow appeared over Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Tuesday, June 14, two days after the gunman Omar Mateen committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, as reported by US Magazine.
“Heading to the gym (located two blocks from Pulse) and this rainbow is hanging over the nightclub ❤️ #OrlandoStrong,” one local tweeted on Tuesday, while another added on Twitter: “Looked like it was coming out of pulse nightclub!!! #OrlandoStrong #OrlandoUnite.”
Whether these are signs that the 49 beautiful souls are now in a much better place, we will truly never know. But one thing is for sure: their deaths will not be in vain.
— CNN (@CNN) June 15, 2016
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