GRIEVING family members of hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson visited the ever-expanding floral monument in Martin Place in Sydney on Wednesday.
The pair died on Tuesday in the 17-hour siege at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.
The families spent almost 20 minutes reading cards, shaking hands with onlookers, comforting each other and quietly crying together.
Earlier yesterday, 83-year-old hostage John O'Brien recalled the terrifying moments he outran crazed gunman Man Horan Monis and into the protection of waiting police on Monday.
Mr O'Brien was the first hostage in the Martin Place siege to escape.
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"I have never felt so much relief in my life as when I turned that corner and saw the armed police waiting for me," he said, reading from a statement.
He also said he was grateful to be home.