Ariana Grande tweeted to her 48 million followers “Saffie, we’re thinking of you baby” with a birthday cake emoji next to it following her Buenos Aires concert on Wednesday. This was a tribute to Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester bombing, who would have been 9 years old on July 4th.
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
Saffie’s family spoke out about their daughter from Leyland Lancashire about how much she was looking forward to the concert that day.
Ashlee Bromwich, her older sister, said that Saffie was a super fan of Ariana’s that was elated watching her perform the evening of May 22. She was “Ariana obsessed” and had to go with her to the concert.
Saffie was only 8 years old when she was killed at the Manchester concert by a suicide bomber.
Andrew Roussos, Saffie’s father said that she was counting the days and seconds since Christmas and would sing and dance every song at Ariana Grande’s concert. He had bought the concert tickets at Christmas time last year. She wanted to be famous like Ariana, said Andrew.
The bomb went off in the arena foyer as the fans were leaving the venue after the performance ended.
Saffie’s father said that “all hell broke loose” after the bombing and was told his daughter had died by a police detective. He said that life will never be the same without Saffie and that we lost everything.
Ariana Grande did a benefit concert, One Love Manchester that also featured Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Coldplay.