On her Instagram page, the brunette beauty shared a short video of a sweet infant softly crying to her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which she sang to close out the show. Captioning the post with dozens of heart emojis, the clip has since been viewed over 5.1 million times.
Ariana put the concert together less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people as fans were exiting her May 22 show in Manchester. The 23-year-old recruited Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and more artists to perform, and they were able to raise $13 million for the British Red Cross.
While onstage, the singer talked about meeting some of the victims and their families while visiting nearby hospitals, including a conversation she had with the mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, who died in the terrorist attack.
“As soon as I met her, I started crying and I gave her a big hug and she said I should stop crying because Olivia would have wanted me to stop crying,” Ariana recalled. “And she said Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits.”
In a statement following the bombing, the Grammy nominee said, “My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
Our thoughts remain with all those impacted by the tragedy during this difficult time.