Manchester City Council have confirmed today that they have passed a motion to make pop star Ariana Grande a honorary citizen as a tribute to her actions in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing.
According to reports the city council decided to award the US singer the prestigious honour the first of its kind after she graciously offered to help the city’s residents immediately after the attack at her concert in May.
The singer who refused to perform another concert until after she returned to the city in which 22 innocent people post their lives, organised a benefit concert entitled ‘One Love’ which seen a whole host stars including Coldplay and Pharell in attendance just a mere few weeks after the devastating attack.
The concert which was held at the iconic Old Trafford cricket ground managed to raise over £2m which was donated to the victims of the attack.
Grande who is said to be devastated by what occurred in the city just under two months ago also offered to personally pay for any medical expenses for the surviving victims of the attack.
She also visited a number of devoted fans whilst they were recovering in hospital in the days and weeks after the attack that also injured 59 other innocent civilians.
Speaking about the award of honorary citizenship a spokesperson for Manchester City Council said: “Ariana’s actions following the attack showed great courage and compassion towards our residents – and we feel that it is only right that we offer this honour to Ms Grande who was determined to offer her assistance to our residents in anyway she could.”
“For that we are truly grateful.”
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