US pop singer Ariana Grande is being made an honorary citizen of Manchester following her selfless response to the Manchester concert attack.
Councillors voted unanimously on honoring the star after she helped organise the One Love benefit concert to raise money for the victims families.
Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese praised the 23-year-old for returning to the city less than two weeks after the attack.
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“A young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again” he said.
“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.
“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.”
22 people were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Area on 22 May.