PHOTO/VIDEO: Australian firefighters have been working restlessly for months to bring reprieve to communities devastated by the bushfires that have been ravaging the country.
The Sydney Opera House honored Australian firefighters over the weekend with a moving tribute.
For several hours on Saturday evening, the performing arts center illuminated its iconic sails with images of firefighters battling bushfires across the country.
One of the images was a simple, hand-painted sign that had heart shapes and read "THANK YOU FIRIES."
"We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage," the opera house said on Twitter.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service shared a video of the illuminated sails on Facebook.