Yesterday on ABC and Freeform, Ariana Grande returned to the stage for the One Love Manchester benefit concert. This event marked Grande's first major appearance since the terror attack that took place at her concert last month on May 22, 2017.
In addition to performances by Grande, other celebrity musicians such as Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry performed.
Social media and Twitter were set ablaze by the concert and "One Love Manchester" was a trending topic throughout the day. The concert was also streamed on Youtube and had one million viewers.
"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here today," Grande said at the event, "I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the kind of medicine that the world really needs right now."
Responses of the event have been overwhelmingly positive and many across social media shared their feelings and how some felt a sense of healing.
"Last night this nation was challenged, and all of you were challenged, and you had a decision to make if you were going to come out here tonight," Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, said during the benefit.
"And this is so beautiful. You guys made that decision. You looked fear right in the face and you said, no, we are Manchester, and the world is watching."
The benefit found its home in a different venue in the outskirts of Manchester. Many people who attended the concert where the attack took place were also in attendance.
The proceeds from the event will be given to the victims and their families.Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the victims and the families of those affected by the tragedy.