All Blacks star midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has touched down in Christchurch tonight, as he looks to aid the victims' families and those affected by last Friday's terror attacks.
Williams, 33, was given the green light by the Blues to miss tomorrow's Super Rugby match against the Highlanders, to aid the people of Christchurch affected by last week’s mosque killings.
He said he has been overwhelmed with New Zealand’s response and gestures of compassion.
"It's beautiful," Williams told reporters at Christchurch Airport about New Zealanders' tributes to the 50 killed in last Friday's attacks.
"I think we have to be gentle at the start because there are a lot of mixed emotions.
"You have just got to do what is best for the victims, but then moving forward I think something beautiful is going to happen."
Williams has been a devout Muslim for the last several years and has teamed up with Muslims Around The World Project [MATW] to raise money for the families of the victims.