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.
— Rachael Welsh (@RachaelKWelsh) May 22, 2017
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
— Sabrina (@Sabweiner) May 22, 2017
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ManchesterArena?src=hash”>#ManchesterArena</a> . If anyone stuck in manchester and needs a bed or cup of tea. DM me, we can find a space.</p>— Kate Goodrich (@GoodrichKate) <a href=”https://twitter.com/GoodrichKate/status/866794188444241920″>May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” 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.
If anyone needs a lift home from Manchester Arena, let me know I live round the corner, and not going to sleep anytime soon
— Tom Bolton (@tombolts) May 22, 2017
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.”
— Chris Ogden (@TheThumbCompass) May 22, 2017