Ariana Grande has been officially named an honorary citizen of Manchester after city leaders voted to make the pop superstar a part of their city this week.
Grande was given the honor following her response to the deadly concert attack in May, including raising millions for an emergency fund to aid the victims of the attack with her star-studded We Love Manchester concert.
In an Instagram post, Ari wrote, "I don't know what to say. Words don't suffice. I'm moved and honored. My heart is very much still there. I love you. Thank you."
Ari also posted a screen shot of the very nice words describing her from council leader Sir Richard Leese. He described Grande as "a young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again." He added, "But no - instead she, as an artists, a performer, was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform. In doing so, she brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund. And that's why I propose that Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of the city of Manchester."
Ariana Grande's We Love Manchester concert included performances from Ari herself, along with some of her friends like Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, the Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, and so many more. And she ended the entire event with a tear-jerking rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
Congratulations to Ariana!
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