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Toronto Maple Leafs sticks

The Toronto Maple Leafs added sticks to Legends Row outside the Air Canada Centre.
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PHOTOS: #SticksOutForHumboldt honours Broncos players gone too soon

On Friday, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi truck, killing 15 people and leaving more than a dozen others injured.

The tragedy has affected not just Canadians, but people around the world. An outpouring of grief has prompted people to pay tribute to the team in myriad ways.

A GoFundMe campaign to help the Broncos’ families has raised more than $8 million, and is now one of the most successful GoFundMe campaigns of all time, CBC News reports.

Tim Hortons created green-and-yellow doughnuts to honour the team, and will donate all the proceeds to the Broncos.

News that Broncos player Logan Boulet, who died in the crash, had donated his organs to six people prompted a surge in new organ donors in multiple provinces, according to CTV News.

Kerry MacGregor, a Canadian living in France, created a heartbreaking drawing that combined the late Broncos players and Ottawa ‘Butterfly Boy” Jonathan Pitre.

Canadians are planning on wearing sports jerseys to work on Thursday, and have been tweeting their plans with #JerseysforHumboldt.

But arguably no tribute has gotten as much viral traction as #SticksOutForHumboldt. The trend involves people placing hockey sticks outside their front doors to honor the team. Everyone from the Canadian Forces in Iraq to NHL teams has taken part.

Here are some of the best #SticksOutForHumboldt photos people have shared.