FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) Days after the worst mass shooting in modern US history, one little girl has a message for the world: "Spread Love."
Amelia Counts, an 8 year old who lives in Charleston, repainted the well-known "Folly Boat" with a simple message of colorful hearts, a rainbow flag, and the words, "Spread Love."
"I know in Orlando they got shot because who they were and the way they were made," Amelia said to WCBD in Charleston, and when asked how that made her feel, she replied, "That makes me feel really sad."
The Folly Boat is a landmark around Charleston, where it washed ashore near Folly Beach during Hurricane Hugo. According to a website devoted to the boat, people started painting messages and pictures on it after nobody claimed the boat.
The simple message on the boat right now is for the people of Orlando, according to Counts. "We want the people in Orlando to know that there's hope in the world."