Ariana Grande shared a heartbreaking message for the youngest of her fans to lose their lives when a suicide bomber killed 22 people following her May 22 concert in Manchester, England.
Grande shared a sweet tribute for young Saffie Roussos – who passed away at her concert aged just eight-years-old – on her Instagram page on July 5, just one day after what would have been her 9th birthday.
The “Dangerous Woman” singer posted a photo of herself performing on stage in Argentina this week, which she signed off with heartfelt words to prove that she was thinking about the little girl on what would have been a very special day for the youngster.
“What’s newwwww, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I love you,” Grande wrote in the image’s caption, before then turning her attention to her late fan.
“Saffie, we’re [thinking] of you baby,” the singer wrote, adding a birthday cake emoji to acknowledge what would have been the little girl’s birthday.
Saffie Roussos was just eight-years-old when she lost her life after being caught up in an attack by a suicide bomber who detonated a nail bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena just minutes after Grande finished the Manchester, U.K., stop on her worldwide “Dangerous Woman Tour.”
The star’s fans then continued to leave their own tributes for the little girl in the photo’s comments.
“Thank you Ari. She will always be our little angel,” Instagram user @allycxnn wrote in response to the singer’s sweet tribute to her late fan.
“We’re thinking about you Saffie all the time poor angel,” @lucasdoforno added in response to Ariana’s message.
Fans at the show also shared footage of star performing an emotional rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” during the concert in Argentina and then told the crowd, “Happy Birthday, Saffie.”
The singer has since been named the official Patron of the tragedy’s official tragedy, the We Love Manchester fund.
Ariana’s heartfelt message for the late youngster came mere hours before her brother, Frankie Grande, confirmed during an appearance on Good Morning Britain on July 6 that his family is still in touch with many – if not all – of those affected by the tragedy.
“Obviously [in] the world of social media we can always see them and keep in touch,” Frankie said when asked on the British morning show if Ariana has stayed in contact with the victims and their families over the past few weeks, per Metro.
“That is something that we will always do,” he added.
The site claimed that Grande also became visibly emotional as clips from the horrific night were played in the background but offered up a message of hope for all those still struggling with the aftermath of the Manchester attack.
“Resilience,” he replied when asked by the hosts if he had a message for the survivors, while admitting that their strength has been an “inspiration” for him. “You guys are so strong and thank you for being so strong.”
Ariana’s sweet message for the fan on social media came after she suffered an awkward fall on stage after continuing on with the tour in tribute to all those who lost their lives.
The star fell to the floor and was then filmed being dragged a few feet across the stage by a dancer after getting her shoe caught in their clothing while performing in Santiago, Chile, on July 3.
What do you think of Ariana Grande’s sweet tribute to Saffie Roussos in celebration of what would have been her ninth birthday?
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