Last night, a bomb went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, leaving 22 confirmed dead (including the suspected attacker) and dozens other injured.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Unsurprisingly, the panicked evacuation of the arena separated many friends and family members, and some of them didn’t have easy ways of reuniting. Twitter user Riley Blackery experienced this firsthand when she lost her friend during the commotion and took to social media to try to find her.
Luckily, people on Twitter were there to help and quickly sent her information they thought could help.
Just a thought! pic.twitter.com/ZyBcLOFGhz
— Mark Arnold (@themarkarnold) May 22, 2017
— a :) (@ltninetyone) May 22, 2017
Unfortunately, even then she wasn’t able to find her friend immediately.
But eventually someone saw her tweet and was able to give her the information she needed.
She's safe, we're at a premier inn right now on Medlock street, we saw her on the street and her phone was dead so we let her stay with us pic.twitter.com/iPY3K8sk1b
— Nathan (@nathanlamb26) May 22, 2017
While it was an emotional night as a whole, people were happy that the two friends were safe and reunited.
yes, on a night where the worst has been apparent, it’s nice to have a moment to enjoy the best.
— Karoli 🇺🇸 (@Karoli) May 23, 2017
You can say what you want about social media, but sometimes it truly is amazing. Let’s not forget the good people who worked hard to help each other in the time of tragedy.