Acts of kindness following a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, have gone viral in an effort to mask the intended carnage from suspected terrorists.
A Rabbi bringing tea to Machester Police at the cordon was similar to what took place in Chelsea, New York City in September 2016 where a neighborhood explosion by terrorists caught international headlines.
A man working for Starbucks Coffee brought bags of food and drinks to New York Fire and Police guarding the blast zone, Knight News captured. The “Act of Kindness” traveled around the world and to tens of millions. In Manchester, the same has been occurring.
“We have a long history in Greater Manchester of communities standing together during difficult times,” Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said in an address to the community’s response.
The hashtag #RoomForManchester has appeared on social media, offering extra rooms, couches, beds, and food to victims of the attack.
— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) May 23, 2017
— HI Manchester City (@HolidayInnMcr) May 23, 2017
Isis claims responsibility for the attack, stating that a “soldier of the caliphate” placed explosives at a gathering of “crusaders” – meaning Christians – at Machester Arena, ABC News reported. The attack left 22 dead – an eight-year-old girl among them – and 59 injured Monday night, including twelve children 16 and under.
The threat level remains severe in the United Kingdom, indicating that another attack may be likely. Greater Manchester Police arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester in connection with Monday night’s attack, ABC News reported.
Rabbi bringing tea for police at the cordon. “We are Manchester. We are together” pic.twitter.com/Rca7TsJXqb
— Emily Dugan (@emilydugan) May 23, 2017
— Twitter Video (@TwitterVideo) September 19, 2016