Ariana Grande has shared a message to mark the one year anniversary of the Manchester bombing. The attack, in which 22 people were killed following a Grande concert in the U.K. city, took place a year ago today. Grande's tweet said she was "thinking of you all today and every day" and included a bee emoji, a symbol adopted by the city during the 19th century.
thinking of you all today and every day 🐝 I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 22, 2018
The attack took place when concert-goers were leaving Manchester Arena and 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the building's foyer. 800 people were treated for injuries in addition to the 22 people killed. Many children were among the fatalities with the youngest recorded victim being just eight years old.
A service of remembrance for the victims will be held in Manchester later today. The ceremony will include a national silence at 2.30 p.m. BST.
Grande was made an honorary Mancunian last year. She returned to the city to lead the One Love Manchester benefit gig less than two weeks after the attack on the city, helping to raise more than £2m for victims’ families.