Ariana Grande to become Manchester honorary citizen

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July 13, 2017
AP Victim of the Manchester concert blast Lily Harrison hugs singer Ariana Grande during her visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, in Manchester, England days after the bombing.

LONDON (AP):

Manchester officials say they are making US pop singer Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city because of her response to the deadly concert attack in May.

City council leader Richard Leese proposed the move, describing the 23-year-old singer as "a young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again".

He said instead, Grande "brought comfort to thousands and raised millions" for an emergency fund when she returned to headline the 'One Love' Manchester benefit concert in June.