Pulse Victims Post Touching “Thank You” Video After Receiving $9 Million In Support

"It restores my faith in humanity."

A handful of survivors from the Pulse nightclub massacre rally together in an emotional “Thank You” video for the tens of thousands who donated to a GoFundMe campaign designed to help them.

Equality Florida launched the campaign just hours after a gunman opened fire in the crowded nightclub on June 12, killing 49 in what would become the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Though details were scarce in the beginning and many wondered where the funds would go and how they would help, Equality Florida managed the campaign flawlessly and raised, to date, over $9 million from tens of thousands of people across the globe.

The organization said in a statement that one hundred percent of all funds raised would be dispersed among families of the victims to cover funeral costs, and survivors to cover their mental and physical health rehabilitation.

On the eve of the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, a friend of two of the victims places flowers as visitors continue to flock to the club to their pay their respects on Monday, July 11, 2016 in Orlando. 49 people were shot and killed at the club on June 12.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

“First of all, thank you,” one survivor says in the video below. “Thank you for caring, thank you for acting like decent human beings capable to empathize with the pain that others are feeling.”

“It restores my faith in humanity that all of these people from all of these countries could give a little love,” another adds.

“This goes beyond thank you,” said another. “You were there, you were supporting and sending love, and it kept us moving in the right direction.”

Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan added of the victims: “I think that’s the only thing that’s made it bearable for them is that they know that so many people care.”

To sweeten the deal, GoFundMe launched a separate campaign along with the “Thank You” video, pledging to match donations up to $100,000.

Check it out below:
 

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.
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