Ariana Grande is being praised after dropping a music video which pays tribute to the terror attack victims who were killed and injured at Manchester Arena.
The singer delighted fans when released the footage that accompanies her new single No Tears Left To Cry in the early hours of the morning on Friday in the UK.
Since the song is Ariana’s first since the attack in May, it didn’t take long for viewers to clock on to the fact that in the video she appears to pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives during the attack in May.
Most have pointed to the lyrics ‘so I’m loving, I’m living, I’m picking it up’ as Ariana acknowledging the resilience that Manchester showed in the face of terrorism.
However, the most glaring homage appears to come when a bee is seen flying away in the final scene of the music video.
TRIBUTE: The insect features in the final moments on the video
The worker bee famously became a symbol of strength in the weeks following the bombing carried out by 23-year-old Salman Abedi, with many residents even having it tattooed on them as a show of solidarity.
The music video – which has already been watched 2.5million times since being uploaded less than six hours ago – quickly sparked a heartfelt reaction from fans.
Many people thanked Ariana for including such a ‘thoughtful nod’ to Manchester in her return song.
One social media user wrote: “I was bracing myself to be an emotional wreck at @ArianaGrande’s new song but I’m so glad she’s gone for an uplifting track. A thoughtful nod to Manchester in the video too #NoTearsLeftToCry.”
Another added: “@ArianaGrande #NoTearsLeftToCry is such an amazing song and love the music video you look gorgeous and such a lovely tribute to Manchester.”
While a third concluded: “@ArianaGrande #NoTearsLeftToCry is such an amazing song and love the music video you look gorgeous and such a lovely tribute to Manchester.”
Ariana, 24, described herself as ‘broken’ in the immediate aftermath of the explosion at Manchester Arena on May 22 last year.
She memorably broke her silence on the incident, tweeting: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
The pop princess later returned to the city with a galaxy of stars to raise money during the One Love Manchester concert in June.
Just a few short weeks later she was made an honorary citizen of Manchester.
Meanwhile, the Kerslake Report – an independent inquiry into the responses of the emergency service during the attack – recently found that Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service played ‘no meaningful role’ on the night of the attack.