The hashtag #RainHosts soon began trending after many tweeted with offers to host people as rain battered the city. The thread was created by Twitter handle @CruciFire. In about two hours, several others joined in.
I can host 8-9 people fairly comfortably. If you are stuck, need a place to crash and came make it to Santacruz West - DM me for details.— Textual Offender (@TextualOffender) August 29, 2017
Stay safe Bombay folks. If you are stuck in Mulund-Thane region you can crash in at our office in Mulund. We have coffee, beer, and food.— Athlos (@GoAthlos) August 29, 2017
Powai is enough I guess .People around SEEPZ,JVLR can plz come over ,any number . Am in Powai :)— Disha (@Dish_A18) August 29, 2017
Guys if anyone is stuck in fort/colaba, please feel free to come over to mine and crash #mumbairains— Penguinhowler (@penguinhowler) August 29, 2017
A spreadsheet compiling tweets from all the #rainhosts was put in place.
The kindness of the city even won praise by Mumbai Police that called it "sunshine on a rainy day".