Beauty from ashes: Manchester’s heroes

While the work of evil terrorists is focused on spreading heartache, despair, sadness, and terror, their destruction usually ends up producing the opposite.

Such is the case for Monday night’s awful attack in Manchester that left 22 people dead.

Folks from around the area rallied together, using the hashtag #roomformanchester to offer help and hope to those directly affected by this tragic event.

The Daily Caller reports:

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.

These acts of kindness are only the beginning. Apparently so many folks want to donate blood, the official GiveBlood NHS has had to start asking people to sign up as volunteers instead of just showing up to the hospital because they were getting overwhelmed.

A number of hospitals in the Manchester region were at full capacity, but a group of health care professionals in the area for a conference offered their services to help provide quality care to those in need.

There’s a message here for all the radical terrorists of the world. Try as hard as you like to spread fear, sadness, and hate around the globe, you will always fail.

Humanity seemingly is at its best when tragedy strikes, so the more these despicable people attempt to destroy us, the stronger we all become.

[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]

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