The internet is applauding a man's raw reaction to the New Zealand mass shooting after he laid flowers at a local mosque

7 News Brisbane/ TwitterTory Dravitzki places flowers outside a mosque.

People on social media are applauding a man from New Zealand for his emotional reaction to the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed at least 49 people.

News channel 7 News Brisbane caught Tory Dravitzki outside a mosque in his neighbourhood placing flowers at the door.

In an emotional interview, Dravitzki said he’s lived in the area for years and, though he’d driven past it, he’d never been to the mosque.

“The reason I wanted to drop the flowers off was maybe they feel scared to come down … and if they could walk up and see the people of the community actually caring about them as well, I think that’s what it’s all about,” Dravitzki said.

Watch his full interview below:

He said the Friday shooting is especially hard because of how close to home it is.

“For me, what’s most affecting about it is that it’s in our backyard,” Dravitzki said. He added, “I don’t want to have to deal with any more intolerance towards Muslims.”

Dravitzki is also keeping the emergency responders in his thoughts.

“I just wonder about the services, about the cops that have to deal with it, and how emotionally charged they could be and how they hold themselves,” he said. “That’s powerful.”

Twitter users are applauding Dravitzki’s raw and emotional reaction to the terrorist attacks.

Dravitzki closed the interview saying, “I hope that people come down.”

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