When Ariana Grande heard that a terrorist attack in Manchester left 23 of her fans dead, and 116 injured, she was absolutely devastated:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Children were among the primary victims after 22-year-old British Muslim Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device soon after the pop star’s UK concert.
Amid the heightened political debate fuming on social media since the attack, there’s always been a critical, yet often overlooked, priority: the well being of survivors, many of which are still in hospitals, and many of which are children.
Hoping to bring some joy after such a cruel tragedy, Ariana Grande arrived for a surprise visit at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet some of the victims:
Jaden Mann, pictured above, was one of the lucky girls who got to meet her “queen”:
Jaden’s father, Peter, described the experience in a Facebook post, writing, “This means more to us than all the amazing things people have done this week. when your daughter asks after her 2nd operation is ariana ok?”
“So happy she came i could burst! Never seen jaden so happy!even cried again myself.”
Other youngsters got to meet their pop goddess, as well:
More photos of Ariana's visit to the hospital, she also FaceTimed someone she couldn't go see. An angel! ❤ pic.twitter.com/0Yj3ANzVdn
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 2, 2017
Ariana even did some Face Time with a survivor who couldn’t meet in-person:
Ariana’s hospital visit comes just days before her upcoming “One Love Manchester” concert.
It will headline Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Take That, and Miley Cyrus, raising money for victims of the terror attack.