"You know, it's putting me in a spotlight that I don't necessarily want to be [in], because I don't want to benefit from this exposure, in the sense that it's a tragedy first and foremost," Jullien told Martin in the aforementioned NPR report, adding, "The idea was just for people to have a tool to communicate, and to respond and to share solidarity and peace. It seems that's what most people got out of it. So in that sense, if it was useful for people to share and communicate their loss and need for peace, then that's what it was meant to be."
In the end, the symbol is a fitting testament to the positive powers of the Internet, as well as the united bond between people all over the world in a time of need. As a global population, we looked for the helpers. And in this case, we found one.