WATCH: James Corden Pays Tribute To The “Strong, Proud, Caring People” Of Manchester In Poignant Speech
It comes following the deaths of 22 people, including children, at an Ariana Grande concert last night.
James Corden has shared a touching tribute to the people of Manchester following the horrific attack on concert goers last night.
Speaking about his love for the people, his appreciation for the emergency services, and condolences to all those affected, he said, “We’ll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening.”
James started off by saying, “Good evening. While taping our show earlier tonight, we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester in England. There had been an incident at Ariana Grande’s concert. We still have no real information about what’s happening. All we know is the tragic news that there are multiple fatalities, and many injuries.”
“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
“Many of you won’t have been to Manchester, but you will definitely have heard of it,” he continued, “It’s famous all over the world for so many wonderful things – great football teams, incredible music, it was the birthplace of the leader of the suffragettes, and it’s the home of the inventor of the first computer. It’s a place full of comedy and curries and character.
“But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there – and I’m telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find.
“Strong, proud, caring people, with community at its core. And if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of Manchester tonight, all of the staff at the Arena, the security teams, all of the emergency services, Ariana and her team, and all of those families affected by tonight.
“We’ll all go to bed holding our little ones even tighter this evening.”
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