The people of Manchester came together Monday night to help each other in the midst of a deadly terror attack.
Online, people used the hashtag #roomformanchester to offer shelter, food and support to the people stranded after the attack.
Police urged people to stay away from the area where the attack took place. Buses and trains were cancelled but taxi drivers offered free rides to the people in the area.
“I’ve had people who needed to find loved ones, I’ve dropped them off to the hospital, they’ve not had any money, they’ve been stranded,” AJ Singh, a taxi driver in Manchester, told Channel 4 News, according to BBC. “There’s no transport in Manchester, all the roads are closed, it’s really hard to get around.”
Paula Robinson reportedly helped as many as 50 lost children to safety after the attack.
“Please re post for any parents with children at M.E.N. We have taken as many kids as can to [the] Holiday Inn,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
The Holiday Inn where Robinson took the children was one of many hotels to open up their doors to lost children for free.
So many people offered to donate blood that GiveBlood NHS had to release a statement to urge people to sign up as blood donors instead of just showing up to hospitals.
Eight hospitals in the area were at capacity following the attack. Health workers visiting Manchester for a conference offered to help ease the pressure.
“We are visiting for a health conference from morecambe bay trust tomorrow 3 Theatre ODPs available if needed,” Kirsty Withers, a theatre clinical manager at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, wrote online, according to Metro.
Prime Minister Theresa May pointed out the many “acts of kindness” in the aftermath of the attack and she praised the first responders at the scene.
“The attempt to divide us brought countless acts of kindness which brought us together. We all, every single one of us, stand with the people of Manchester at this difficult time,” May said. “And today let us remember those who died and let us celebrate those who helped, safe in the knowledge that the terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail.”
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