Last night, following a musical concert thousands of young people had been looking forward to, the unthinkable happened and what should have been a night of joy, freedom and celebration turned into a nightmare. The world woke up to the tragic news of lives cut short, others injured, family and friends separated, and loved ones missing. Our thoughts go out to everyone in Manchester last night, anyone awaiting news of relatives and Ariana and her team during this terrible time.
However what we saw last night and today, was the sense of community that sprung from this terrible tragedy: passers by helping the injured, bringing food and water to the medical teams, strangers that opened their houses to others, taxi drivers that drove from Liverpool to offer free lifts, and parents that protected other parent's children. What happened last night was incomprehensible, but the past 24 hours have shown that in the worst circumstances, there is still hope in humanity. Our hearts are broken but they are with you Manchester - Ed.
Photo from today's vigil at Albert Square courtesy of @guardian / Ben Birchall/PA.
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