‘Hearts and minds changed’

Orlando, Florida( CNN) You find them everywhere you go in this bruised city.

Murals, hand-painted signs, stickers in windows, ribbons on lapels, decals on police car. #OrlandoStrong. You Matter. #OrlandoUnited. Love Wins.

The rainbow-colored messages even stretch across entire houses, like the one at Se7en Bites, the eatery that Trina Gregory-Propst runs with her spouse east of downtown. To her, they are bittersweet symbols of their home communities that is healing.

“When people try to push you down, there’s always a rise up( afterwards ), ” she says. “And this rise up has been about the good and not only dwelling on … the bad that happened.”

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