Saffie Roussos was just eight years old when her life was taken by a man who decided to detonate a homemade bomb as innocent concertgoers were leaving Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena. Finally, Saffie is being laid to rest. But, her family wants her legacy to live on and her life to always be remembered. They compiled dozens of photos from Saffie's life and made a montage YouTube video while Ariana's track "One Last Time" plays in the background. It's heartbreaking.
But, according to the caption of the video, Saffie always wanted to be a star. It reads, "She always wanted to be a YouTube star, she was a confident, bright young girl full of life love, joy and happiness." So, this may be her chance. The 3-minute clip already has over 73,000 views.
This was reportedly played at her funeral at the Manchester Cathedral where hundreds of people showed up to mourn her death. Saffie's family invited everyone who felt compelled to attend the service and encouraged people to take a rose in her memory. Not only that but in the small town where Saffie lived, Tarleton, the streets were lined with pink ribbons in remembrance. There will reportedly be a service in her local church as well.
Ariana honored Saffie on what would have been her 9th birthday. She posted a message on Twitter reading, "What's newwwww, Buenos Aires
Argentina, I love you
Saffie, we're ? of you baby ? ."
What's newwwww, Buenos Aires
Argentina, I love you
Saffie, we're 💭 of you baby 🎂 https://t.co/UgMSWqxesf
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 6, 2017
Back in May, 22 people were killed as Ariana finished her "Dangerous Woman" tour performance. The night went from something out of a fairytale for the audience members to a literal nightmare. Dozens were injured in the blast. In the days following, Ariana rallied together some of the most famous faces in the music industry including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to come back with her to Manchester for a benefit concert.
The One Love Manchester concert raised millions of dollars for the victims of the attack and their families. Ariana has since been named an honorary citizen of Manchester because of her efforts and actions after the attacks.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Saffie's family and friends at this time.
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