In moments of great horror – it's comforting to know complete strangers and everyday people come together to help each other.
Thousand s of people in Britain are dealing with the aftermath of a bombing following last night's Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
Thousands of concertgoers had used public transportation to get to the show – primarily trains. The Manchester station that’s housed within the Manchester Arena was immediately evacuated and shut down following the blast. Leaving the arena became next to impossible. Manchester people opened their hearts and their homes to those stranded. In fact, the #RoomForManchester hashtag soon began circulating with people offering help.
The help came in the form of everything from rides home, to a place to stay – and even a simple cup of tea and a hug. As an example:
- One Twitter user posted their phone number and offered, “"Ring if you need a place to come sit. #RoomForManchester"
- Another wrote: "My best friend and her flat mates will open their doors to those in need! let them know! #RoomForManchester"
- Yet another? “#roomformanchester - I have a spare room, tea and a hug if anyone is stuck getting home tonight,” they noted. “I live in Sale.”
Many teens attended the show without their parents. In response, Holiday Inn Manchester is taking in those kids. If you know someone in the area that may have someone attending, it’s suggested giving them a ring (UK code if you're abroad +44) 0161 836 9600. Other hotels are also following suit and opening their doors to people looking for their loved ones.
Anyone who knows football - that's what they call soccer in Britain - knows the legendary rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester. There have been growing reports that Manchester cabbies have been giving those in need free rides - and that drivers in Liverpool are following suit. Liverpudlian cabbies have been heading over to Manchester to offer free rides as well.
Source: The Mirror