The Bay Area family of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens has set up a website for people to share memories and post condolences that has painted a remarkable picture of a remarkable man.
Since his death, the public has learned a great deal about Ambassador Stevens.
President Obama creditted him with laying down his life for his friends, both Libyan and American. He has also been praised his life-long work building bridges between the U.S., North Africa and and the Middle East.
But since his untimely death at the American Consulate in Benghazi, even his family continues to learn more.
"He wasn't the type to talk about himself or promote himself," said his brother, Tom Stevens. "He was a humble low key guy. "
Now from across the world, Chris's family has received letters, condolences, and photos. That's why they've created a Tumblr site where people anywhere can share and donate.
Tom Stevens said any money raised would "support activities that promote religious tolerance, cultural understanding, educational youth exchanges."
His family started the blog while in Washington, D.C., over the past few days.
Already people from near and far have posted all kinds of personal pictures -- from a play in Piedmont to a trek in Tripoli.
One of the most poignant messages posted was left by an 18-year-old Libyan.
In part, it reads: "It's not something sorry can fix, but we truly are so sorry. I'm sorry we could not do more to keep Chris safe."
Tom Stevens said he always knew what an extraordinary person his brother was, but its still be very emotional to see the outpouting of grief and respect for him.
"We're extraordinarily grateful to the people of Libya, " said Stevens.
The messages and images posted to the site show that feeling is mutual.
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.