In the Las Vegas shooting, we saw the bad. But in its wake, goodness shone through

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Tales from the Las Vegas massacre transfixed social media audiences this week. Here are just a few stories.

Two different definitions of terrorism

Global Toronto anchor Farah Nasser’s thought-provoking look at the definition of terrorism reached about 2.4-million Facebook users and garnered 1 million views.

It was one of the most-engaging Facebook posts among Canadian news outlets last week, according to analytics service CrowdTangle. The videos were also seen 16,000 times via twotweets.

WATCH: Farah Nasser and 93 others illustrate a disturbing U.S. gun violence stat.

Las Vegas food truck offers free meals to doctors and nurses

The heartwarming tale of a food truck offering free meals outside a Las Vegas hospital was viewed more than 516,000 times on Facebook.

B.C. man survives bullet in back of the head during Vegas attack

This Global BC tale of a Canadian man’s survival against great odds garnered about 48,000 comments, likes and shares and reached 605,000 people on one Facebook post alone.

WATCH: 30-year-old Braden Matejka of British Columbia speaks from his hospital room.

‘He saved me’: Girlfriend of man killed in Vegas describes his final moments

Jordan McIldoon was one of the Canadians who didn’t make it. A heartbreaking story about his last moments prompted about 43,000 comments, reactions and shares on social media.


The photo that captured the chaos

Finally, a powerful image of Vancouver’s Quinn Mell-Cobb shielding his girlfriend Madison Milford on the ground amid the chaos of the attack struck a chord with the Global News Instagram audience, making it the most-viewed post of the year on our @globalnews account. “This picture is a beautiful example of love,” said one commenter.

Another summed up the week perfectly with this comment: “True gentleman! Good on him. Glad they are ok as well as others, but so sad for those who were injured or lost lives due to this monster.”

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