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Ariana Grande’s touching tribute to Manchester one year on

Ariana Grande’s touching tribute to Manchester one year on

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Image: Image credit: Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit concert June 2017,
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Pop star Ariana Grande has paid tribute to the victims of the devastating bombing which took place at her Manchester concert one year ago in the most touching way

The world is one year on from the devastating bombing attack by a suicide bomber which took the lives of 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The bombing is one of the deadliest attacks by a terrorist in British history and in a bittersweet tribute to the victims, 24-year-old Grande has posted this message to her Twitter account:

Image credit: Twitter/@ArianaGrande

 

The singer's message is especially thoughtful given she included the bee emoji in the post, a reference to Manchester's 'worker bee' spirit. According to the Manchester Evening News, "The worker bee, mostly referred to as the Manchester bee, has come to proudly symbolise the city's past and came to represent the city's indomitable spirit following the Arena bombing on May 22, 2017."

Since the shocking bombing attack at her concert last year, Grande has been instrumental in helping the city heal, hosting the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4, 2017 to raise funds for victims of the bombing.

The concert featured all the big-name stars including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan and Robbie Williams and was attended by a reported 55,000 people. The proceeds from the concert went to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was established by the Manchester City Council and British Red Cross. According to reports, in the twelve hours following the concert, the British Red Cross received, "...more than £10 million in donations."

Aside from Grande's touching tribute message, a memorial service was held in Manchester at the Manchester Cathedral to mark the anniversary of the attack. Prince William and British Prime Minister Theresa May were in attendance along with families and friends of the 22 victims.

Ariana Grande’s touching tribute to Manchester one year on (фото 1)

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