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23 Pictures That Show Just How Strong Orlando Is


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1. It has been A WEEK.

2. A week that no one in Orlando or the U.S. or anywhere could prepare for, let alone imagine.

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3. A week that thrust Orlando into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

4. A week when 49 people were killed because they were at a gay nightclub.

5. And a week that showed just how special a place like Orlando really is.

6. This tweet sums it up best: "Orlando is humanity at its worst, the response has to be humanity at its best."

7. Regardless of religion...

8. Regardless of what you hear in the media...

9. The people of Orlando have come together in truly inspiring fashion.

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10. The gay clubs remain open.

11. There are beers, bears, and obviously drag queens.

12. Everyone in Orlando is waving the pride flag.

13. I mean, just look at these lines to donate blood.

14. This person waited in line for 11 hours to give blood.

15. This man drove from Tallahassee to Orlando to hand out free drinks to the community.

16. And over $4 million has been raised for the victims:

17. Even dumb little things like Starbucks workers writing "I <3 U" on cups have made a difference.

18. Or this Southwest flight throwing up their hearts.

19. Even Chick-fil-A opened on Sunday to feed volunteers and anyone who eats at Chick-fil-A knows they are a HARD close on Sundays.

20. Because the show must go on.

21. And since Sunday the whole community has come together...

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22. Kept swimmin'...

23. And shown the world what it means to be #OrlandoStrong:

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