Ariana's brother Frankie's message for Manchester victims

Frankie Grande, older brother of Ariana Grande, returned to social media after a brief hiatus following the terror attack at his sister's Manchester concert that killed 22 people.

He ended the note by saying it was "unsolicited advice from a fat dude in Georgia who loves his daughters and appreciates that there are people like you [Grande] in the world".

The pop singer, who left the Manchester Arena stage moments before the suicide bomber attacked, told her fans: "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before". A set list nor a list of artists has been finalized and there is no word yet on how fans can purchase tickets in order to come hear Ariana and her friends perform again in Manchester.

When someone suggested he should apologise for his earlier criticisms, he said: "Apologise for what?"

Millsaps's second point was that Grande should take time to process the traumatic event.

He followed it up by a sharing a link to a JustGiving page set up to help victims, writing alongside it: "I love you all so very much and thank you for your strength during this incredibly hard time", followed by a red heart emoji.

The message has been retweeted more than 28,000 times and received a lot of support online from people describing themselves as parents with a similar perspective or as fans of the musician.

"The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out". "Your fans aren't going anywhere".

I was so touched by this letter and love the way that he treats Ariana like one of his daughters with firm and compassionate advice.

We won't let hate win.

Four days after the bombing, the singer announced that she would return to Manchester for another concert to benefit the victims of the bombing and their families. She cancelled her concert dates through June 5 on her worldwide tour after the tragedy.

  • Salvatore Jensen