When times get tough, it’s a show of the true strength of human character that comes forth. Not only does social media act as a medium of connecting people in need, it also provides a public platform to show support and encouragement.
In recent times, it happened during the Paris attack, when thousands took to Twitter and Facebook to show solidarity and support. The strongest voices, though, were from those who were directly affected.
Now, with floods raging across Tamil Nadu, hitting the capital city of Chennai hard, netizens have taken to social media as a mark of support yet again. One such post was by Chennai-based Deepan Ramachandran, who wrote: “It’s raining in Chennai. And it’s not just the skies that have opened up… Many homes are letting in water, but quite a few are letting in guests.”
The founder of Mind Your Language — a creative shop specializing in advertising for the South India market — wrote a post on Facebook with the hashtags “#chennaifightsrains #proudofchennai”, which immediately resonated with people. The post has been shared over 3,000 times.