Although they’ve received a lot of support, it’s still a tough time for the families of those who were murdered in the Charleston massacre. It’s fortunate that the killer of their loved ones was captured and is being tried to the fullest extent of the law. Most of us may have displayed natural feelings of sadness and anger in court. However, those inflicted by this tragedy didn’t want to fight fire with fire. Watch as the families of the deceased parishioners offer their forgiveness in court after the jump.

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Family members of the victims who died in the Charleston shooting appeared at the bond hearing for Dylann Roof yesterday (June 19) and said they forgive him. Relatives like Anthony Thompson, whose grandmother Myra Thompson, 59, was one of nine people killed in the violent attack inside the Emanuel African Episcopal Church on Wednesday.

“I would just like him to know that … I forgive you, my family forgives you,” said Thompson. “We would like you to take this opportunity to repent. Repent. Confess. Give your life to the one who matters the most: Christ. So that he can change it.”

Not only was he forgiven by some of the relatives, but he was also invited back to the church to repent regardless of his racist intentions. Roof appeared via webcam for his bond hearing. After he was charged with nine counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon to commit a violent crime, Roof’s bond was set at $1 million. Watch the video from the bond hearing below.