9-year-old Boston bombing victim shares message Parisians understand

(Photo courtesy Martin Richard Foundation via ABC News)

(WRIC/ABC) — It’s a simple message of peace from a girl who is no stranger to tragedy.

9-year-old Jane Richard lost her older brother, Martin, in the Boston Marathon bombing. He was only 8 — the youngest victim.

Jane herself lost a leg in the 2013 attack.

On Saturday, she took to social media to share a message of solidarity with the people of France still mourning the loss of 129 people there last week.

The colorful illustration is adorned with hearts and Eiffel Towers and reads: “Arretez de faire du mal aux autres. La Paix.” In English, it translates to “Stop hurting others. Peace.”

Jane’s drawing was posted on Facebook by the Martin Richard Foundation, a charity founded by the Richard family to honor the boy’s memory. The post has been shared more than 1,000 times since Saturday.

That same message became a rallying point after the marathon bombing, which left three dead and more than 260 injured. A photo of Martin, holding a poster with those words of peace, went viral following his death.

8-year-old Martin Richard's photo and message went viral following his death in 2013. (Photo courtesy Martin Richard Foundation via ABC News)
8-year-old Martin Richard’s photo and message went viral following his death in 2013. (Photo courtesy Martin Richard Foundation via ABC News)

Jane’s tribute is one of many that have poured in since Friday’s attacks on Paris. People around the world have come together to condemn the terrorism that left dozens dead and at least 352 injured.

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