One Love Manchester: Ariana Grande’s mum mingles with fans and says 'Don't be afraid'

Joan Grande – who was present at her daughter’s Manchester gig when a suicide bomber 22 people – spent time talking to concert-goers and urged them to not be frightened.

According to eyewitnesses, the US singer’s mother told them ”to be strong and not be afraid”.

A picture of Joan has circulated on Twitter, showing her meeting a teenage fan who was at the benefit concert enjoying the music.

A Twitter account posted the picture and wrote alongside it: “Ariana Grande’s mum is strolling through the crowd telling fans: ‘do not be afraid #onelovemanchester.”

But it wouldn’t be the fist time Joan has helped fans as it was claimed she rushed to help many people to safety when she heard the explosion at her daughter’s concert in Manchester on May 22.

It is thought she was sitting in the front row at the time and according to TMZ, she reportedly saved as many as 10 children on the night as she took them backstage.

Almost two weeks on from the attack, Ariana organised last night’s concert to raise money for the 22 people killed and many more injured in the Manchester bombing.

The star-studded show featured a host of international musicians who performed in honour of the victims, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and a surprise performance by Liam Gallagher.

One particular stand-out moment was when Ariana,23, joined a children’s choir to sing her song My Everything.

But tears soon started flowing amongst viewers when Ariana took one of the children’s hands who then became incredibly emotional as her idol held her tight.

One Love Manchester is now available on BBC iPlayer.

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