Ariana Grande Tells Injured Eight-Year-Old Fan She's 'Proud' Of Her
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Ariana Grande told an injured little girl she was proud of her, when she made a surprise visit to a hospital treating victims of the Manchester attack.
Eight-year-old Lily Harrison is recovering from her injuries at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after she was hit by shrapnel in the attack last month.
Ariana surprised recovering fans by popping in last night, ahead of the One Love Manchester concert this Sunday.
The singer knelt by little Lily's bed and told the girl: "I'm so proud of you. You are so strong. You are doing really well."
How lovely is that?
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Adam, Lily's dad, said hearing the star pass on the message to his daughter gave him goosebumps.
He told the Mirror: "Ariana lit the room up as soon as she walked in. She was absolutely fantastic. She had a big smile and was so enthusiastic.
"She knelt by Lily's bed and asked her lots of questions. She had so much time for her. Lily was bouncing off the walls. She was so excited. She is her biggest fan."
Adam was also injured in the attack, which resulted in the death of 22 people, when a lone suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a nail bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena shortly after Ariana's concert came to an end.
He added: "It was such a positive thing for Ariana to do, after everything that happened last Monday.
"It was invaluable. She was so sincere. She brought a big Harrods teddy and some flowers for all the kids. It was brilliant for Lily's mum Lauren and I to see our girl happy."
Lily's mum, Lauren, is also in hospital, where she is being treated for a large shrapnel injury to her leg. Lily could be discharged from hospital today, in time for the One Love Manchester concert, which Adam said the family will attend if they're feeling well enough.
While at the hospital Ariana also spent time with the hard-working nursing team and signed posters for fans.