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How To Show Support For The Victims Of The France Crash On Social Media

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Just when the world starts to breathe a sigh of relief, tragedy strikes and people are one again left holding their breath in fear. On Thursday evening, the driver of a truck rammed into a crowd at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, leaving at many people dead and injured. People immediately took to social media to share whatever news was available, theories behind the crash, and prayers for the people of France. And while typing their 140 characters of solidarity, many people may be wondering how to show support for the victims of the France crash on social media.

Update: French President Francois Hollande announced Friday that the death toll had risen to 84 and at least 50 people were in critical condition "between life and death," according to ABC News.

According to The Washington Post, a truck struck the crowd as a Bastille Day celebration near the Promenade des Anglais, killing at least 70 people and injuring at least 50. On first glance this may have been seen as an unusual accident, but a tweet from Associated Press journalist Andrew Peng indicated that the driver "accelerated as he hit the bodies" and fired shots into the crowd, leading many to believe this was a planned attack. The Washington Post noted that the local authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack, as are other world leaders. In President Obama's statement about the France crash, he referred to the event as, "a horrific terrorist attack."

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Police officers stand near a van, with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. The mayor of the French city of Nice said dozens of people were likely killed after a van rammed into a crowd marking Bastille Day in the French Riviera resort today and urged residents to stay indoors. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

In times of tragedy, the world tends to come together via various social platforms to show their support for the struggling country. But, coming up with thing to say or the right showing of support isn't always easy. If you're looking to show you stand with France, here are a few ways to show your support for the victims and the people of France.

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A picture taken on July 14, 2016 shows an helicopter flying near the site of an attack in the French Riviera town of Nice, after a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display. Up to 30 people are feared dead and over 100 others were injured after a van drove into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French resort of Nice on July 14, a local official told French television, describing it as a 'major criminal attack'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

You don't need to wait for Facebook to add a filter option to show your support. Mic has an easy-to-follow tutorial for creating a French flag filter on your profile picture.

Twitter is full of meaningful memes that honor the people of France during this tragic time. Whether it's a simple French flag heart or a more intricate drawing, sharing a moving image is one way to show your support.

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Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on the Promenade des Anglais on July 15, 2016, after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice. A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice on July 14, leaving at least 60 dead and scores injured in an 'attack' after a Bastille Day fireworks display, prosecutors said on July 15. / AFP / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

When sharing your words with the world, add the hashtag #PrayForNice to your post. Should anyone in France be searching for support on social media, this is one way for them to find it.

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Police officers stand outside the French Interior Ministry in Paris on July 15, 2016. A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French resort of Nice on July 14, leaving at least 60 dead and scores injured in an 'attack' after a Bastille Day fireworks display, prosecutors said on July 15. / AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

Sending prayers through social media is great, but there are also actionable ways to help too. Share all the ways to help the victims of the Bastille Day attack, and see a difference be made.

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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. At least 60 people were killed when a truck ploughed into a crowd watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French resort of Nice, prosecutors said early on July 15. Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said the truck drove two kilometres (1.3 miles) through a large crowd that was watching the fireworks. / AFP / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Many have taken this attack as an opportunity to send hateful messages to the Muslim community. That's not the answer. Rather, use your 140 characters to show that there is good in the world. Because if we stand together, we stand stronger.