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Christine Archibald, The Canadian Killed In London, Is Inspiring Random Acts Of Kindness


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This is Christine Archibald, better known to her loved ones as Chrissy. She died last Saturday in her fiancé's arms, the lone Canadian victim in the London terror attack.

Handout via The Canadian Press

Archibald, originally from British Columbia, was one of seven people killed that night.

Her family released a statement about Archibald and her work with homeless populations, saying she "had room in her heart for everyone."


"She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death," they wrote.

They also asked that people honour Archibald's memory by doing what was dear to her heart — helping others.

"Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you."

And people are doing just that.

Going to help out our Hamilton shelters because #chrissysentme. What a strong beam of light, casted on such a dark tragity.

The hashtag #ChrissySentMe has started as a way for people to share acts of kindness being performed in Archibald's memory across Canada.

Today, with 15 colleagues, we helped to serve over 100 free meals at the soup kitchen in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. #chrissysentme


Some people are donating to places like food banks that feed families in need.

Showing my support for the #ChrissySentMe movement by donating to the @DailyBreadTO today.

Or to organizations that help women.

Made a donation to #Cornerstone which will be a new women's shelter in Ottawa. #chrissysentme

Or to homeless shelters, like where Archibald once worked.

I just donated to @CovenantHouse because #ChrissySentMe

Others are donating their time.

Doing some computer-related #volunteering at my local food bank 😊 #ChrissySentMe


Or whatever else they have to give.

Tomorrow, I will donate clothes to my local church and tell them that #chrissysentme 🇬🇧🇨🇦♥️

And so many others have warm hearts knowing that Archibald's family has turned its loss into a call to help others.

Amazed at her and her strong family, who are urging others to #giveback to the #homeless as a way of honouring Chrissy. #Chrissysentme

So if you're also moved to do some good...

I will be donating clothes to both men and womens shelters in #reginask to honour Christine Archibald of BC #chrissysentme #LondonBrige

Make sure to tell them Chrissy sent you.

@DHamamdjian @CTVNews #chrissysentme Let's start a movement of love, friendship and giving in Chrissy's name. We won't let this break us.

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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