The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, lit up with a image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, lit up with a image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernEPA

An image of New Zealand’s leader was projected onto the tallest building in the world to honor her for her response to the mass murder of 50 Muslim worshipers at two of the country’s mosques.

A photo of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a hijab hugging a person affected by the anti-Muslim attack lit up Dubai’s Burj Khalifa on Friday, as many of New Zealand’s citizens attended a prayer service and vigil in honor of the victims.

“Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world,” Dubai’s prime minister Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

The touching image was displayed below the words “peace” in Arabic and English on the 2,723-foot skyscraper.

Ardern, 38, has won widespread praise in the wake of the massacre for being quick to meet with victims’ families, moving swiftly to tighten gun laws and calling on social media giants to fight extremism on their platforms.

With Post Wires