A group of passengers on a New York City subway worked together to remove Nazi graffiti that had covered the train.
In a Facebook post on Saturday evening, 27-year-old Manhattan attorney Gregory Locke wrote about how he and 30 other passengers sat together in a train cabin that was covered in swastikas and Nazi graffiti.
Eventually, one guy stood up and asked if anyone had any hand sanitizer, as the alcohol in it could be used to remove the permanent marker.
Then, after a few people pulled out their hand sanitizer, the passengers got to work.
Gregory's Facebook post has received more than 70,000 shares, 100,000 likes, and thousands of comments from people.
"I've seen a few swastikas here and there, but I've seen those before Trump [became President] too," Gregory told BuzzFeed News. "This is the first time I've seen the whole car covered."
The incident even caught the attention of Chelsea Clinton, who lives in New York City. "We will not let hate win," she wrote on Twitter.
"It's heartening to see strangers come together for what's right," said Gregory.
"People think of New Yorkers as cold and uncaring, but that's not true. We just have a harder shell to crack. We have a strong sense of community and we know diversity isn't a threat to the country."
In a separate incident, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday praised a subway rider who had an ingenious way of covering up a swastika.
A passenger riding a northbound B train spotted the Nazi symbol on Thursday, an MTA spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
The passenger then converted it into a square, adding the letters L-O-V-E.
The incident is being investigated as a possible bias or hate crime, but Gov. Cuomo praised the person who transformed the swastika.
"This is what New Yorker's do – we turn hate into love," he said in a statement. "That is our message to the nation and to the world. And we won't back down. Not now, not ever."
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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