Ariana Grande Is ‘Moved And Honoured’ After Being Made First Honorary Citizen Of Manchester
The singer raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Ariana Grande has been made the first ever honorary citizen of Manchester as a thank you for returning to perform following the attack in the city in May.
The city council came to the decision during a meeting this week, with it being unanimously accepted by all in attendance.
Just two weeks after the death of 22 people at the arena following her gig, Ari came back to the city to put on a fundraiser for those affected.
Taking to Instagram to express her thanks, Ari wrote: “I don't know what to say. Words don't suffice. I’m moved and honored. My heart is very much still there. I love you. Thank you.”
Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said he’d have understood if she’d never wanted to return.
"But no - instead she, as an artist, a performer, was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform," he said.
"In doing so, she brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund.
"And that's why I propose that Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of the city of Manchester."
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