Following the horrifying attack on Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, the pop superstar has gone to great lengths to help its victims, survivors, and their families. In addition to releasing a powerful statement, she has offered to pay funeral costs, organized a star-studded benefit concert, and now, she’s taking time out to meet them face to face with a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Arriving back to the city where the now infamous bombing incident occurred less than two weeks ago ahead of her fundraising show, the 23-year-old made it a point to spend time with several young girls recovering from the attack. The starlet posed for plenty of photos, talking to the brave ladies and bringing plenty of presents, which included flowers and teddy bears. Of course, the passionate Arianators couldn’t wait to share their precious snaps on Twitter.
One girl could barely contain her excitement as she shared pics of Grande kissing her cheek, a signed T-shirt, a sunflower, and the Harrods teddy bear she received from her fave star. “I got to meet my queen today,” she wrote. “Love you @ArianaGrande xxxxxx.”
Another young man shared sweet images of Grande snuggling up to his little sister, Lily, in her hospital bed, along the note she wrote her, which read, “Lily, you are so strong. I love you and I’m so proud of you.” “I’m in love,” he declared.
Yet another enthusiast was was all smiles as she took some silly snaps with her idol, asked her to sign one of her crutches, and FaceTimed with a fellow fan.
It was the shot that Grande herself shared of her time at the hospital, however, that touched us most, showing the singer bent down to chat with bomb victim Jaden Farrell, which she complemented with a yellow heart.
The “One Love Manchester” benefit concert will air tomorrow, June 4, on ABC at 2pm ET (7pm UK time) and is expected to raise over $3 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
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(h/t E!; Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)