American singer Ariana Grande surprised her fans who were injured in the Manchester blast at her concert, as she paid them a visit at the hospitals where they are admitted, and she returned to Manchester as she has promised in her open letter on her social media accounts.
The U.S. pop singer had shown up at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where her young fans were admitted before a benefit concert in which she was supposed to perform along with Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry on Sunday for victims of the attack.
Grande’s surprise visit
“Ariana brought everyone a sunflower and a teddy bear,” Lauren Thorpe told CNN. “It was unbelievable.”
Thorpe has an eight-year-old daughter, Lily, who suffered a shrapnel wound in her back and is currently undergoing treatment and is getting better.
“Lily’s face lit up and Ariana was amazing with her,” Thorpe said. “She knelt by her and sat on her bed with her and told her ‘I’m so proud of you, you are so strong and doing really well’.”
“All the children and parents were so happy she came,” Thorpe said. “It’s helped everyone focus on all of the good and kindness of people rather than the hate.”
Grande’s visited her fans at the hospital after the blast with two weeks after a bomb left over 100 casualties: 22 were killed and over 100 were injured.
The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
Grande and her management team cancelled all her coming shows in London and Switzerland to pay tribute to the victims who lost their lives in the blast. However, the benefit concert is still planned to be conducted.
After the concert, all the money and profits will go toward the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,” in cooperation with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council.
A young fan of Grande, who was called Jaden, met her idol at the hospital and as soon as she two pictures with “the queen”, she posted them on Twitter adding a caption that read, “I got to meet my queen today.”