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These Were The Most Beautiful Moments From Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert

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Mar. 26 2019, Updated 12:00 p.m. ET

It's been two weeks since the Manchester Arena was bombed during an Ariana Grande concert. Despite the casualties, injuries, and shock of being subjected to a cowardly attack on innocent people, the city's spirit has shone through.

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Hotels gave free rooms to victims, taxi cab drivers disabled their meters, and local restaurants provided food. Watching the city come together to regroup and heal from the attack was a thing of beauty.

Grande herself was deeply affected by the attack and even expressed guilt for what happened to her fans. Which prompted her to headline a benefit concert to help the victims of the attack.

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That's how One Love Manchester was born. The benefit concert went down last night and was a raging success, generating over $9 million and counting for the Red Cross.

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Over $3 million was raised during the performance alone, which was a wonderful evening by all accounts.

From the get go, the whole day seemed pretty much blessed.

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The atmosphere was truly magical, with policeman and security guards dancing with children and young fans outside of the concert.

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It's like the city of Manchester decided to double down on its "love" response to terror by pumping as much positivity into the event as possible. 

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When fans who were injured at the last show walked into the arena, they received applause from the other concert goers.

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Grande's mom was also greeting fans and reassuring them throughout the show.

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At some point during the concert, all 50,000 members in attendance held a moment of silence.

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The performances were also pretty incredible, and the list of talent on the roster was staggering.

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Biebs was there.

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Along with Coldplay and Liam Gallagher of Oasis.

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Miley Cyrus took the stage with Grande for a duet.

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She also dropped into Pharrell's set.

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Katy Perry put on a jaw-dropping performance, too.

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The amazing concert was capped off with a beautiful (and very fitting) performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Grande.

The entire concert seemed like a wondrous and splendid rebuttal to terrorists all over the world. As far as responses to hate go, it doesn't get much lovelier than this.

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