While England and the world still mourn the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack on Monday, Ariana Grande, whose concert at the city’s Manchester Arena was the premise for the bloodbath has reportedly taken action to help the victims’ families.
News are coming through that the Florida-born performer has first canceled the remainder of her Dangerous Woman tour in response to the tragedy, and the 23-year-old has now reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of all the fans who were tragically killed in the terrorist attack at her concert.
Grande declared herself ‘broken’ after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb after the end of her show, killing 22 people and leaving another 120 injured. It was since reported that most of the fans at the indoors arena were minors.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Nine of the twenty-two victims have been named so far, including 8-year-old Saffie Roussos and 15-year-old Olivia Campbell.
Grande flew back to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday. “She can’t believe this happened. She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now,” a source close to the pop star told People magazine.
Although Grande’s gesture is yet to be confirmed and her representatives have been unavailable for comment thus far, strong rumors are gathering pace that the singer has indeed reached out to the families of the victims.
News on Ariana: Ariana has reached out to the families who’s loves ones died last night….she is gonna pay for the funerals! pic.twitter.com/lmGHt4GbEg
— Ariana Updates! (@ArianaDailyWW) May 23, 2017
The news have sparked outpourings of gratefulness and support on social media, where users are praising Ariana’s gesture.
so much respect for ariana grande for contacting the families who lost their loved ones and paying the funeral costs
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ (@moreoftrip) May 24, 2017
So @ArianaGrande reached out to the family’s who childrens died last night and she is payin for there funeral😔💔She is the most amazin lady💓🕊
— Soph Fishwick👑🌸✨ (@FishwickSoph) May 24, 2017
@ArianaGrande is apparently contacting the families and she will pay for the funeral of the deceased. This is one amazing human being 🙏
— IceNineGaming 🇬🇧 (@IceNineCarl_) May 24, 2017