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Ariana Grande Pays Tribute on Anniversary of Manchester Bombing


Ariana Grande honored the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing on the two-year anniversary of the attack.

In May 2017, a suicide bomber killed 22 people outside the arena as fans were leaving Ariana’s show.

On Wednesday, Ariana and her mom, Joan Grande, paid tribute to the victims on social media.

The 25-year-old pop star posted a bee emoji to her Instagram story. The worker bee symbolizes Manchester and its hard-working past. After the attack, Ariana got a tattoo of a bee behind her ear to honor the U.K. city.

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Joan shared a heartfelt message on social media to those affected by the tragic event.

“All my love Manchester, today and everyday… you are with me always, in my heart and in my mind. To ALL of you who have suffered and still suffer from tremendous loss, trauma or devastating injury.. I love you, I send you a warm hug, today and forever. #OneLove,” she tweeted.

Joan also posted a photo of 22 candles on her piano with each victim’s names placed underneath. “Our house may be empty this year, but our hearts are full of love…. in honor of the 22 beautiful angels we lost too soon ……. #Manchester22,” she expressed.