Houstonians extend sympathies to France


PARIS – Houstonians showed their support for the victims of the terror attacks in Paris.

"We're shocked. We're deeply saddened by this tragedy that happened to France," said Abadi Ismain.

People left flowers, cards and candles on the steps leading to Houston's French Consulate on Saturday in honor of the lives lost in Paris.

"This isn't a lot. Just a nice gesture to show solidarity and people are thinking about what's going on all the way in Texas," said Ricardo Rivera.

Rivera and Rebekah Skelton lived in the City of Lights last summer.

"We actually went and saw a show at the Bataclan while we were there so when we saw everything that was happening on the news yesterday, it just felt a little bit more personal. It was very sad," said Skelton.

But, there was a happier reunion at Bush Intercontinental Airport. People, like Florence Larue, were welcoming loved ones. Her 88-year-old mother lived in France.

"I believe in the power of prayer and hopefully we can do something about it," said Larue.

People are thinking about the people in Paris, even from more than 5,000 miles away.

"(We) stand here and show that we love France, the city of love is in need for some some love right now," said Ismain.

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