A large lei from Hawaii was presented to the community in Uvalde, Texas, on June 4, in support for grieving families following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
The lei was orgnised by the group Lei of Aloha for World Peace, which had arranged similar leis in the wake of other tragedies including the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019 and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2018.
This video posted to Facebook by the organizers shows the lei being delivered to the community while people sing happy birthday to mark the 10th birthday of Ellie Garcia, one of the victims of the shooting.
19 children and two teachers were killed at the school on May 25. Credit: Lei of Aloha for World Peace via Storyful
- [NON-ENGLISH SINGING] (SINGING) Happy birthday dear [INAUDIBLE]. Happy Birthday to you.
- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]