The Amish community devastated by the school shooting of ten Amish girls, resulting in the death of five, have said they forgive the shooter and have helped to set up a fund with a local bank to support his family.
The widow of a man who shot dead five Amish girls at a school in the US state of Pennsylvania has thanked the Amish community for their love and support.
Marie Roberts said she and her family were "overwhelmed by the forgiveness, grace and mercy" shown to them following the murders on 2 October.
The Amish have said they forgive him and have helped set up a fund for the Roberts family at a local bank.
The mother and grandmother of Marian Fisher, one of the young victims, welcomed Mrs Roberts' aunt into their home the day after the shootings, the local Lancaster newspaper reported on its website.
Mrs Roberts' grandfather also attended Marian's funeral.
I have real respect for the Amish now, it takes serious conviction to follow your way of life so exact, so precisely that forgiveness can be shown for an act so evil. How many other communities could do the same?