‘You belong:’ Texas man’s inspirational message goes viral

DALLAS, T.X. (WFXB) – In a time when racial tensions are running high in our country, one man in Texas is spreading a positive and powerful message.

Over the past several days, a photo has swept across social media, showing 53-year-old Justin Normand, with a white beard and wearing a cowboy hat, holding a sign outside the Islamic center of Irving near Dallas.

The sign reads, ““You belong. Stay strong, be blessed. We are one America.” The post has gone viral on social media, being shared, liked and favorited several hundred-thousand times. Normand says he never intended to draw nationwide attention, he just wanted to express support for his Muslim neighbors.