Ariana Grande has returned to Manchester in advance of her One Love benefit concert on Sunday, and spent some time on Friday in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to visit patients who were injured during the bombing at her Manchester show on may 22.
ET has confirmed that her stop at the hospital was a “private visit”, and no further information has been released by her PR team. However, Grande posted a photo from her visit on Instagram, with only a heart emoji as a caption:
However, photos have been posted on social media by some of the patients she visited, including a tweet from young Jaden Farrell Mann, who appears to be elated to receive a kiss on the cheek from the star.
“She was absolutely amazed. It was a complete surprise,” the girl’s mother told the Manchester Daily News, explaining that Grande wasn’t even the first celebrity she encountered that same day.
“She’d met Prince William earlier today and then Ariana walked in,” she added. “She has a big smile anyway but it got even bigger. Ariana gave her a hug and a kiss, she was in awe.”
Another patient, Adam Harrison, likewise shared some photos of Grande’s visit on Twitter:
Meanwhile, the Universal Music Group had a special gift to announce: a half-million-dollar donation to the victims and their families.
“The Universal Music Group global family is proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack with a combined donation of US$500,000 to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund,’” reads the statement.
Check out some these photos from Grande’s hospital visit: