Singer Ariana Grande sent gifts to patients in various Manchester hospitals at Christmas more than five years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the city in 2017.
The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity shared that the 29-year-old singer surprised patients at local hospitals and thanked the “Side to Side” singer for bringing joy to the children.
“Thank you Ariana!” the RMCH Charity tweeted. “We were so excited to receive Christmas gifts for young patients across our hospitals from Ariana Grande.”
⭐ Thank you Ariana! ⭐
We were so excited to receive Christmas gifts for young patients across our hospitals from Ariana Grande 🎁
— RMCH Charity (@RMCHcharity) December 26, 2022
The tweet from the charity included information about the hospitals where the presents were handed out to kids, which included the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Trafford General Hospital, and Wythenshawe Hospital.
The interim Director of Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, Tanya Hamid, also shared the happy news with a post on Instagram, Page Six noted.
“It’s so wonderful that Ariana has once again been so thoughtful and made this special donation to our family of hospitals,” Hamid wrote.
“We know Manchester, and in particular Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, holds a special place in Ariana’s heart,” she added.
In May 2017, during Grande’s closing set, a suicide bomber denoted near the venue’s exit, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others who were leaving the concert.
A month later, the “7 Rings” hitmaker returned to England and put on a star-studded “One Love Manchester” benefit concert to raise money for victims and their families, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
The concert was said to have raised over $2.5 million for victims and their families.
Grande posted a heartfelt message on her Instagram Story on the fourth anniversary of the bombing to all those still dealing with grief.
“Although grief is ever-present and our relationship to it is evolving and expressing itself in different ways every day year round, I know that this anniversary will never be an easy one,” Grande captioned her post. “Please know that I am thinking of [you] all today. Manchester, you’re in my heart always.”