At the gates of the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra lies a trans-Tasman tribute for a neighbour in need.
But Australia's grief is now turning to anger after Queensland Senator Fraser Anning blamed Muslim immigration for the Christchurch attacks.
A 17-year-old armed with an egg took exception to the comments, but Anning struck the teenager twice in response. He was pounced on by Anning's far-right supporters, who performed what they called a citizen's arrest.
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The Senator's take on the Christchurch atrocity caused outrage across the world.
In a since deleted tweet, Anning said: "The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place."
Those comments were slammed by the Australian public - and after the egging incident, he was again confronted by furious dissenters while at an airport.
Fellow politicians also condemned his remarks.
"These comments are appalling and they're ugly, and they have no place in Australia," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
But he isn't the only controversial commentator making such claims.
Milo Yiannopolous, the far-right firebrand, called Islam a "barbaric and alien culture" in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. He's just been banned from visiting Australia, a country standing by its neighbour's side.
Despite the views of a misplaced minority, Australia's support is clear to see. The Silver Fern is shining across Sydney Harbour, a beacon of light for our darkest day.