Hundreds of people showed up for a rally for peace and unity, hosted by the Murfreesboro Muslim Youth.
Neighbors of all ages and backgrounds came together to write messages of kindness on signs, banners, even the sidewalk at the event.
The youth group brought candy, balloons, and flowers to pass out. The gathering was planned by the Muslim Youth group to build bridges between them and the community as well as thanking them for their support.
"Love is an enemy of hate. Hate feeds on fear and love is a two-way street. You can't be just a recipient of it, you have to show it back and that's what this is about. This is about us showing that we care as much, we love you as much as much as you love us, and we are united all of us together in doing good," said Abdou Kattih.
The Murfreesboro Muslim Youth group was formed last year.