back to top

This Sikh Man's Tweet After The Paris Terror Attacks Captured What Religion Should Be About

"Kindness spreads faster than hate & intolerance."

Posted on

French police officials advised citizens to stay indoors, and as the tragedy unfolded, Twitter user @RohanSinghKalsi put out this tweet.

Anybody who's stranded in Paris and needs shelter and somewhere safe, any Sikh Gurdwara (temple) will be happy to accommodate #PorteOuverte

#PorteOuverte, meaning "open door", is the hashtag being used on Twitter as a way to help people seeking shelter in the wake of the attacks.

IF YOU'RE IN PARIS AND YOU NEED A SAFE PLACE TO SAY SEARCH THE HASHTAG #PORTEOUVERTE PEOPLE ARE OFFERING SAFE HOMES FOR YOU TO STAY

Kalsi's tweet received immense support, being retweeted over 10,000 times in just a few hours.

@RohanSinghKalsi You did lovely thing tonight Rohan :-) It seems several people have appreciated ur reminder that Gurdwaras r there for all

@RohanSinghKalsi @Radlein Hi, thank you for tweeting that. I KNOW kindness spreads faster than hate & intolerance :)

@RohanSinghKalsi @nursiedeb what religion should be about kindness and compassion

But Kalsi himself refused to take any credit for it.

@amykoehler thank you but I am no bright light... Sikhs are here to serve humanity at all times 🙏🏽

@JackyHolyoake thanks Jacky, I did not expect this reaction! I just hope it helped some people out there

Follow BuzzFeed News' ongoing coverage in Paris here.