After an IED set off at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 and injured another 59 more, the people of Manchester rallied together, opening both their homes and their hearts to those affected.
As soon as news of the heinous attack began to spread, those nearby were offering everything and anything they could to help each other out.
It’s moments like these — moments where the ugliness of certain men can rear its head — where we need to highlight the innate good of mankind and how quick most of us are to lend a helping hand.
Taxis offering free rides, restaurants offering free food, civilians offering a comfortable place, and safe, to sleep — in it’s darkest hour, the city of Manchester came together to show the world what the human spirit is all about.
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According to reports, President Trump has spoken with UK Prime Minister Theresa May about the bombing, “expressing condolences and assistance” on behalf of the United States.
“I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families, of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom,” Trump said. “So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that’s what they are. They’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers, just remember that.”
On Tuesday morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing in a brief statement that did not identify the bomber. The statement also appeared to get some of the facts of the attack wrong. ISIS claimed a “caliphate soldier managed to place a number of devices among a gathering of crusaders in Manchester, and detonated them”, however, officials say there was only one explosion, and no other devices have been discovered at the arena.
The bombing at the Ariana Grande concert was the deadliest in England since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s train system in 2005.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this senseless tragedy.