How the Nice attack hits home

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — France is becoming all too familiar with the aftermath of terror. This is the 5th time the country has been in mourning since the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015.

Meanwhile, those with ties to France and live here in Wilmington are responding to yesterday’s tragedy. Owners at South ‘n France posted a status on Facebook focusing on the unity that follows a tragic event.

Our Crepes & More owner Benjamin Gayout’s family lives in the South of France.He said many people from that area travel to nice for the Bastille Day fire works. After many attempts, he was able to get in contact with relatives, but says it’s hard being so far away.

“You worry about your family and where they are. You wish you could be over there to try to see what’s going on. It’s a moment you want to be with your closest family.”

Gayout said it’s important to keep living and to not live in fear.

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