People were left shaken by the attack, including Grande herself, who was reported to have been crying and feeling partially responsible for those who were injured and killed in the arena.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
But there are some silver linings in the wake of such a disgusting and cowardly attack. Like these two friends who were reunited in the aftermath of the bombing, thanks to Twitter.
Moments after the attack, cabbie AJ Singh put up a 'free taxi' sign on his vehicle getting people the free transportation they desperately needed after such a traumatizing event.
He said in an interview with Channel 4 news:
"I’ve had people who needed to find loved ones, I dropped them to the hospital, they’ve not had any money, they’ve been stranded, there’s no transport. We should, you know, come out and show whoever has done this that it doesn’t matter because we’re glue and we stick together when it counts."
Taxi drivers, all drove into Manchester to offer free fares home to those people in Manchester last night. Hat off to all of you 💝👏👏👏👏— SophieSkeltonGroup (@SophieSkeltonUK) May 23, 2017
Hotels taking in children, taxis giving free rides and people offering their homes for the night. Never been prouder to be from Manchester— Becky (@BeckyRakestrawX) May 22, 2017
It is unclear as of now whether the suicide bomber was acting alone or working as part of an organization. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but an investigation is still underway.