Tributes For The Munich Shooting

by Chris Tognotti

On Friday, according to reports from multiple international news agencies, a gunman opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. Multiple people have reportedly been killed, and as always in breaking news events like these, the death toll won't be clear until the dust settles ― there are now reports of multiple gunmen, too, in multiple locations. It's a deeply grisly story all around, in keeping with a slew of high-profile, widely reported acts of violence over the past several weeks.

In times such as these, it's easy to feel fear, panic, confusion, or heartache. Empathy is one of the noblest and most virtuous traits a human being can have, after all, and it makes all the sense in the world that when something horrible happens, even if it's halfway across the world, people are going to want to voice their support, whether through words, moving pictures, or tributes to lives lost.

At the moment of this writing, the situation in Munich is urgent, fluid, and ongoing. But whenever the situation is resolved and people's attentions turn to memorial and grief, plenty of people will be offering salutes and remembrances to the victims on social media. If you want to follow suit, here are some positive, engaging memes and tributes about the tragedy in Munich that you can share.

While the exact circumstances of the attacks won't be clear for a while ― it's always a tricky business drawing quick conclusions in situations like these, and it's best to reserve judgment of analysis until all the facts are in ― there's no debating that the people of Munich have been attacked in a downright heinous fashion. Which is why it's encouraging to see people from all around the world voicing their support, empathy, and condolences.

So far, according to the AP, police in Munich have confirmed that eight people have been killed in the attacks. A ninth body was recently discovered, and authorities are investigating whether it's a victim, or one of the shooters.