Millions of people across the globe watched Sunday night’s One Love Manchester benefit concert, organised by American popstar Ariana Grande after her fans were targeted in a suicide attack on May 22.
Countless concert-goers suffered life-changing injuries and 22 people lost their lives in the horrifying attack. Ariana organised the benefit concert to raise money for those who had been affected by the atrocity.
The three-hour show went on without a hitch, with Ariana being joined on stage by the likes of Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and even a surprise appearance from Liam Gallagher.
However, it was the children of Parrs Wood High School Choir who really stole the show, with the group of 24 pupils taking centre stage as they performed Ariana’s 2014 hit song ‘My Everything’.
The schoolchildren’s performance was emotional for a number of reasons – some of the singers were present at Ariana’s concert at Manchester Arena last month.
Understandably, it all got too much for 12-year-old soloist Natasha Seth, who broke down in tears midway through the performance, only to be overwhelmed with emotion when Ariana walked on stage to comfort her.
Ariana wrapped her arms around Natasha and said that she was sorry for what had happened, joining the choir in their pitch-perfect performance.
Needless to say, viewers everywhere were touched by the moving moment and many took to social media to praise Ariana for the gesture:
Ariana Grande hugging the little girl crying and singing is a moment the world won't soon forget #OneLoveManchester
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) June 4, 2017
The way Ariana just said to that little girl "I'm so sorry" broke my bloody heart #OneLoveManchester
— Aidan Thompson (@aidanth0mpson) June 4, 2017
it was the softest and purest thing ever, the way ariana held the little girl's hand, everything was just adorable #OneLoveManchester
— ㅤㅤmanon (@mwahregina) June 4, 2017
Viewers were also impressed with just how involved Ariana was with the entire night – the singer made countless appearances on stage as she joined her boyfriend, Mac Miller, best friend, Miley Cyrus, and other famous pals for a variety of collaborations.
The show ended with Ariana being joined on stage by all of the show’s acts as she sang her hit single ‘One Last Time’. She returned later to the stage alone and moved the crowd to tears with her rendition of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’.
The star was noticeably choking back tears as she thanked the crowd for joining her at Emirates Old Trafford, proclaiming her love to her fans as she walked offstage.