In an emotional night, Ariana Grande found a few moments between performing to share with the crowd a truly touching story about one of the victims of the Manchester bombing’s parents.
Olivia Campbell was just 15 years old when the cowardly act of terror two weeks ago took her life.
Olivia’s mother went on TV asking for any information about her daughter before receiving the news every parent would absolutely never want to hear… her beloved daughter had died in the blast.
But tonight at the One Love benefit concert, Ariana Grande took a second to reveal that she’d spoken personally to Olivia’s mother, who had some seriously amazing things to say.
Ariana’s speech went like this:
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank you for coming together and being so strong and unified. I think the kind of love you’re displaying tonight is the medicine the world needs right now and I want to thank you for coming tonight, I love you so much.
I also want to say I had the pleasure of meeting Olivia’s mummy a few days ago. As soon as I met her I started crying and she said I should stop crying because Olivia would not have wanted me to cry. Then she said that Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits.
That means that I had a totally different show planned and we had to change everything last minute.
Tonight has been so light and full of energy and I want to thank you all for it.
A beautiful story on a beautiful night.
Taking the idea of ‘being woke’ to a whole new level over a decade-long career in sport, court and online news, George has worked for titles and agencies including ESPN FC, Eurosport, LADbible and Court News UK. He may not have a degree but does have an unhealthy obsession with Lord of the Rings.