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In Wake of Manchester Explosion, Brits Reach Out

Reuters

Mary Lou Lang Contributor

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=”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>&mdash; 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.

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.”