Ariana Grande Named Honorary Citizen Of Manchester

Recognizing a legend.

The City Council of Manchester named Ariana Grande their first recipient of honorary citizenship for her courageous efforts to raise money for victims and their families affected by the terrorist attack that took place at her May 22 concert at the Manchester Arena by uniting the world with her One Love Manchester concert.

The council proposed a new system that recognizes monumental contributions to the city, which would include honorary citizenship of Manchester.

CBS reports that during Wednesday's session, council leader Sir Richard Leese described Grande as "a young American woman for whom it would have been understandable if she never wanted to see this place again."

"But no. Instead she -- as an artist, a performer -- was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform," he said. "In doing so, she brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund. And that's why I propose that Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of the city of Manchester."

Congrats, Ari!

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