TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Rikki Lee Davis cried for people she didn't even know. Friday was her first day working as a host for Food Glorious Food, a restaurant just yards away from Hot Yoga Tallahassee.
She said the restaurant jumped into action as victims ran in.
"It was probably at the point that the entire restaurant was, you know, in our kitchen," said Davis.
Riccardo's Restaurant sits right underneath the yoga studio. The owners closed the doors Saturday out of respect for the victims.
Above them, was a growing memorial from strangers, family and friends.
"It was just very, very unfortunate, and I just wanted to make sure that I paid my respects to the people that may have lost their lives or were injured in any way," said Davis.
The grief was too much for many to share, but from the pain comes a message of hope.
"Out of all the places I've lived, I've never seen a town come together like Tallahassee comes together. Just recently, Hurricane Michael came through, and we saw the resources that were available for that," said Davis.
Pastor Lee Johnson said "We're too good a city to have these kinds of things happen, you know. Tallahassee is a great place to live."