Ariana Grande's mother helps young fans to safety during Manchester attack
Singer Ariana Grande's mother, Joan, was reportedly among those who helped young fans to safety following the suicide bomb attack in Manchester, UK, that killed 22.
Joan Grande was sitting in the front row at her daughter's concert when the bomb went off in the foyer of the arena on Monday night (local time).
Onlookers said Joan Grande quickly gathered a group of about 10 children and took them backstage, as panicked crowds tried to flee the venue.
Joan Grande remained with the children until they were able to safely leave the venue.
Her actions have won praise on social media from the singer's fans, with some calling her an "angel".
Joan Grande is the true definition of a loving mother! For someone to put there life at risk to help kids get to safety is beautiful 💛— #QuitOutNow 🖤🏹💛 (@YoursTruly_54) May 23, 2017
@joangrande you are an angel🌸 my thoughts are with you, Ariana and the crew— shannon (@shannonwithcon) May 23, 2017
@joangrande bless u and your sweet soul. hope you're alright. take care of ariana 💓 we love you.— 🌹manchester (@feelsforbizzle) May 23, 2017
Joan Grande has not commented on the incident or her actions.
Ariana Grande has suspended her world tour returned to the US after her Manchester concert was targeted in the deadly attacked.
The 23-year-old has flown back to home city of Florida.