Many are honouring Manchester man Andrew Graystone after he stood outside a Manchester mosque following the shooting of 50 people at mosques in New Zealand.
Graystone held a sign that read: “You are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.”
This man outside Levenshulme mosque has been me cry. You’re a good un fella ?? pic.twitter.com/94cfxjz2nR
— Whatsoever (@hey_whatsoever) March 15, 2019
It comes after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
On Friday, Graystone tweeted a message asking Christians to gather outside local mosques during Friday prayers to ‘stand guard’.
Graystone stood outside a Levenshulme mosque and ‘kept watch’ during Friday prayers.
Can I suggest that Christians and others who are available gather outside their local mosque during Friday prayers today (about 12-1) to stand guard over our Muslim friends while they pray?
— Andrew Graystone (@AndrewGraystone) March 15, 2019
Many have since praised Graystone on social media.
TV and Radio broadcaster Mohammed Shafiq said he was ‘deeply honoured’ to meet Andrew, giving him thanks and a hug.
So I was deeply honoured to meet @AndrewGraystone at the BBC who stood outside a Mosque on Friday in #manchester with this sign. I give him a hug, thanked him and made a friend. #OneLove #ChristchurchMosqueShooting #NewZealandTerroristAttack pic.twitter.com/M7hEwwVr8u
— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) March 16, 2019
Feature Image: @hey_whatsoever / Twitter