MANCHESTER, England – A police officer is seen dancing with children at the Manchester Benefit Concert, which featured Ariana Grande and many other performers as well.
As Grande took the stage in Manchester less than two weeks after a terrorist attack outside her concert killed 22 and injured over 100 people, fans in attendance bonded together.
A uniformed officer was recorded skipping with children in a circle as others looked on during the concert, reported people.com.
“This is just amazing,” Elliot Wagland, Head of Pictures at the London Evening Standard, captioned the video on Twitter. See the officer dancing with children in the tweet below:
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) June 4, 2017
The mood at the concert was especially somber after a terrorist attack in London — which left seven dead and 48 injured after three men drove into a crowd and attacked with knives — occurred less than 24 hours ahead of the concert.
Despite the circumstances along with the current threat level, Grande’s manager Scooter Braun and the Greater Manchester Police had stated that the show would go on as a message of resilience in the face of hatred.
Along with Grande, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, Coldplay, Niall Horan, Robbie Williams, and Black Eyed Peas performed.
All proceeds from the concert, taking place at the Emirates Old Trafford stadium in the city, are going to the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund to help victims and families impacted by the attack. Those who were at the original gig were offered free tickets, and additional tickets sold out in just six minutes.
(Feature image screenshot from video shared by Elliot Wagland Twitter)