In Wake of Manchester Explosion, Brits Reach Out


Mary Lou Lang Contributor
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Within minutes of reports of an explosion in the Manchester Arena in England at the close of an Ariana Grande concert, Britons extended their homes, an extra bed, and even a ride to anyone in need.

While initial reports detailed injuries and possibly a number of fatalities, the outpouring of help to anyone stranded after the explosion was evident on Twitter.

“Anybody needing somewhere safe to say after the ‪#ManchesterArena incident – please DM. Only 10 mins away with a spare double room,” tweeted user Rachel Welsh.

Another Twitter user offered her two sofas to anyone in need.

“If you’re stranded in Manchester and need a place to crash I have two sofas. Don’t be scared to ask. ‪#Manchesterarena,” wrote user Sabweiner.

‪”#ManchesterArena‪ . If anyone stuck in manchester and needs a bed or cup of tea. DM me, we can find a space,” read a tweet by Kate Goodrich.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=””>#ManchesterArena</a> . If anyone stuck in manchester and needs a bed or cup of tea. DM me, we can find a space.</p>&mdash; Kate Goodrich (@GoodrichKate) <a href=”″>May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Someone who lived right near the Arena, offered anyone who needed one a ride home.

“If anyone needs a lift home from Manchester Arena, let me know I live round the corner, and not going to sleep anytime soon,” wrote Tom Bolton @tombolts.

A spare bed and a couch were also offered by Chris Ogden, who tweeted out, “My partner and I have a spare bed and couch in Hulme for anyone stranded in ‪#Manchester tonight. Hope all’s OK ‪#ManchesterArena.”