In the wake of the Manchester Massacre at Ariana Grande’s May 22 concert in Manchester, England, many details have been released about the number of fatalities and injured, the names of those who have passed, and who was at fault.
And also in the wake of this tragedy, the reactions of celebrities and how people helped in the aftermath of the bombing have taken place to express how they felt over the incident and the kind of people who showed bravery to help the concertgoers.
Similarly, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, actors Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, and Ariel Winter, and singer Lea Michele all tweeted their sympathies over the situation, saying:
“This story is so sad and so scary. Sending all my love to Manchester.”— @TheEllenShow
“What happened in Manchester is beyond comprehension. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this senseless tragedy.”— @ChrisEvans
“My thoughts and prayers are with Manchester. My heart breaks for all those injured and involved, and their families”— @arielwinter1
“Sending prayers to the people of Manchester. So incredibly heartbroken for all the families who lost loved ones”— @LeaMichele
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Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, tweeted a message praising first responders and offering support to the victim’s, their families, and other concert goers, saying: “Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack.”
And while celebrity reactions flow, so does information about the people who helped in the immediate wake of the bombing with Ariana Grande’s mother, who was in the front row of the her Manchester concert, reportedly guided children to safety through the backstage of the concert.
Similarly, two homeless men, 35-year-old Stephen Jones and 33-year-old Chris Parker, helped pull nails and glass out of young concertgoers and helped get some of them to a safer distance from the arena respectively.
On helping in the situation, Jones said, “I… realised what was happening and saw children coming out, screaming and covered in blood. It was a lot of children with blood all over them, crying and screaming”.
Parker also commented on his help, saying, “I got up and instead of running away my gut instinct was to run back and try and help”, and also said he saw “people lying on the floor everywhere”.