On Friday night, Ariana Grande surprised fans injured at her Manchester concert in May when she visited the hospital they are staying at. Without any announcement beforehand, the American singer showed up at Royal Manchester Children's hospital to comfort some of her young fans.
"Lily's face lit up and Ariana was amazing with her," Lauren Thorpe, whose 8-year-old daughter Lily was one of the many injured at Ariana's concert, told CNN. "She knelt by her and sat on her bed with her and told her, 'I'm so proud of you, you are so strong and doing really well.'"
Ariana also brought a teddy bear and a sunflower for all of her fans at the hospital, CNN reports. The singer's visit comes just weeks after a terrorist attack occurred at the end of Ariana's concert in Manchester. The May 22 attack killed 22 and injured dozens more, many of whom are still in the hospital being treated for their injuries.
Although Ariana was originally supposed to be in the midst of her European tour right now, she postponed the rest of the dates following the Manchester attack. She is, however, playing a benefit concert in the U.K. city this Sunday. Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and more are slated to perform at the show. All of the profits will go toward the victims of the bombing and their families, to cover medical and funeral related costs.
Ariana has been quite vocal about her support for her fans in the wake of such a horrific event. She previously said in a statement, those hurt or killed in the attack "will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life."
And if this hospital visit is any indication, Ariana is staying true to her word. According to those at the Manchester hospital on Friday night, Ariana's visit did wonders when it came to boosting the spirits of the victims and their families as they still try to recover.
"All the children and parents were so happy she came," Thorpe said. "It's helped everyone focus on all of the good and kindness of people rather than the hate."