After Monday's hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia, where an armed gunman placed an Islamic flag in the window of the cafe he stormed, Australians have come together to show solidarity and compassion for Muslim countrymen and women with the Twitter hashtag #IllRideWithYou (I'll ride with you).

Muslims were understandably nervous about the type of reaction they might get from non-Muslim counterparts in the Land Down-Under immediately after the incident, but an outcrying of support has taken Twitter and the Internet by storm just a day later.

Mic.com, TV reporter Michael James posted this tweet that almost instantly sparked a social media movement:





And here's a few more Tweets that show people really can make a difference:


Could Americans maybe learn something from our Aussie friends?