Afer a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night that have left over 150 dead and dozens injured, some Twitter users in Paris and the United States began using the hashtags #StrandedInUs and #PorteOuverte, or “open door,” to offer their homes to strangers who are stranded and in need of shelter.
If you are stranded in Paris tonight and need shelter use the hashtag #PorteOuverte, Parisians are opening their homes to those in need.
— Nikhil (@thenikhilkapur) November 13, 2015
— Thomas Nigro (@ThomasNigro) November 13, 2015
Anyone stranded in Minneapolis – we can pick you up and host. Located 10 minutes from MSP #StrandedInUS
— Stephanie (@db8alien) November 14, 2015
If you are #strandedinUS in the Chicago area, we have a room.
— John Ratnaswamy (@JohnRSports) November 14, 2015
If anyone is #strandedinUS in DC/Baltimore and not allergic to cats, I am happy to provide you with a warm bed, hot shower, and cold drinks.
— Thierry Ennui (@Heisenbergkamp) November 14, 2015
Anyone, come to Rue Keller. I can get the door open if you need. Lot of cops here. #PorteOuverte
— Simon Wasselin (@SimonWasselin) November 13, 2015
I have room for stranded people near chatelet. Tell me if you're in need, #PorteOuverte.
— Arnaud Dupuis (@ArnaudDupuis) November 14, 2015
#PorteOuverte is proof the terrorists didn't win. Even among all that evil, people willingly opened their homes to strangers.
— not a football club (@chelsea_elisa) November 14, 2015
It’s heartwarming that after such a terrible tragedy that people are banding together to help strangers in need.
#PorteOuverte and the free taxi-fare stories show that even in its darkest of moments, humanity is overwhelmingly about cooperation & love
— Harry Le Feuvre (@harrylefeuvre) November 14, 2015