Boca Raton native Ariana Grande, 24, will soon enjoy honorary citizenship in Manchester, England. She is the first person to receive the award.
The singer is being recognized by the Manchester City Council for her response to the May 22 suicide bombing that claimed the life of 22 people, including 7 children, who were leaving her Dangerous Woman show at Manchester arena.
Grande reacted to the attack by issuing a statement, which read, “There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
Shortly after, she visited many of the victims at the hospital, and helped raise almost $4 million with her One Love Manchester concert held 13 days after the bombing, and which featured Robbie Williams, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and Coldplay, among others.
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