In the wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, hospitals issued an urgent request for blood donations for the victims. A Muslim man by the name of Mahmoud ElAwadi posted a picture on Facebook of himself donating blood on Sunday and the picture has since been shared over 175,000 times by Tuesday morning. The picture is just a photo of ElAwadi's arm during the blood-giving process, squeezing a rubber ball (no leeches). But the text is what's capturing people's attention.

-Yes my name is Mahmoud a proud Muslim American . -Yes I donated blood even though I can't eat or drink anything cause I...

Posted by Mahmoud ElAwadi on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Sources: h/t People