Targeting fans after an Ariana Grande concert, a devastating terror attack in Manchester left at least 22 dead and dozens wounded, turning a moment of carefree joy into horror.
In the face of this tragedy, Mancunians rushed across the city to help those affected by the violence. These acts of kindness show that violence will not have the final word. Here's a snapshot of the acts of compassion that capture the spirit of the city.
People queuing up to give blood
Offering tea to the emergency services
Rabbi bringing tea for police at the cordon. "We are Manchester. We are together" pic.twitter.com/Rca7TsJXqb— Emily Dugan (@emilydugan) May 23, 2017
Taxi companies offered free lifts to help people who were stranded or injured after the attack
Taxi drivers, hotel workers and the emergency services have worked through the night to help those caught up in the Manchester attack pic.twitter.com/9FhngeMReO— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 23, 2017
Mobile phone provider EE invited people looking for loved ones to use their facilities
If anyone in Manchester is looking for a loved one and needs to charge their phone, or use a phone, please use any EE store you find.— EE (@EE) May 23, 2017