Ariana Grande perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert .
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After yet another attack in London left seven more people dead and many others injured over the weekend, an outpouring from Mark Zuckerberg to Pope Francis to Ariana Grande’s manager Scooter Braun directly followed. Here are their reactions, which were both heartfelt and inspiring:
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, over Twitter: Shocked by more senseless attacks in London. Our hearts go out to our friends, coworkers, neighbors and everyone in that great city.
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan: “We are all shocked and angry today, but this is our city. We will never let these cowards win, and we will never be cowed by terrorism.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “Today, we are united beyond all borders in horror and sorrow, but also in determination.”
Pope Francis: “May He heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which even this [Saturday] night, in London, struck innocent civilians: let us pray for the victims and their families.”
Speaking at an Ariana Grande benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday Scooter Braun, Grande’s manager, said: “Last night this nation was challenged, and all of you were challenged, and you had a decision to make if you were going to come out here tonight,” he said. “And this is so beautiful. You guys made that decision. You looked fear right in the face and you said, No, we are Manchester, and the world is watching.”
Also at the Manchester event, Justin Bieber said: “God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst, no matter what’s happening in the world. He loves you.”
Grande spoke to her audience directly: “I love you guys so much, and I think that the kind of love and unity we’re displaying is the medicine that the world really needs right now, so I want to thank you for being just that.”
Sharing Grande’s live video performance, Mark Zuckerberg left this comment: “Great use of Facebook Live and Donations by Ariana Grande to raise money and support for victims of the Manchester bombing. My thoughts are with everyone in Manchester and London, and I’m proud we could support this event.”