Ariana Grande pays touching tribute to youngest victim of Manchester terror attack

Ariana Grande pays touching tribute to youngest victim of Manchester terror attack

The "Dangerous Woman" singer posted a photo of herself performing on stage in Argentina this week, which she signed off with heartfelt words to prove that she was thinking about the little girl on what would have been a very special day for the youngster.

The Manchester Evening News reported that hundreds of people also gathered in Roussos' hometown of Leyland, Lancashire, on the eve of what would have been her birthday to release hundreds of balloons and honor her memory.

On Tuesday, Saffie's father, Andrew Roussos, revealed in an interview with the BBC that Lisa awoke from her coma and knew that her daughter was dead without having to be told.

Saffie attended the show with her mother, Lisa, and 26-year-old sister Ashlee Bromwich.

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Grande is in line to be the first recipient of an honorary citizenship of Manchester for organising the One Love Manchester concert in aid of victims of the bomb attack under plans put forward by the city council. Father Andrew described her as a "joker. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting One Love Manchester and for helping the families as much as you possibly could", she wrote.

After singing the final note in the song, Ariana said "Happy birthday, Saffie", before looking up and blowing a kiss. "If she wanted something, she would do it.[She loved] fame, stardom".

After the show, Ariana made another tribute to Saffie. "We've all had cause to be incredibly proud of Manchester and the resilient and compassionate way in which the city, and all those associated with it, have responded to the awful events of 22 May - with love and courage rather than hatred and fear".

"We're going to be all right, to quote Ariana Grande".