About two weeks after the deadly Manchester terror attack, American pop singer Ariana Grande paid a surprise visit to the hospital where many of her young fans are being treated. “I’m so proud of you, you are so strong and doing really well,” she told an 8-year-old fan.

Grande with a fan

Grande with a fan Photo Credit: CNN/Channel 2 News

American pop star Ariana Grande landed in Manchester on Friday in order to pay a surprise visit to her fans who were injured in the terror attack at the end of her concert about two weeks ago. She surprised her fans at a hospital in Manchester ahead of the benefit concert on Sunday. Stars such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams will join her for the event.

“Ariana brought everyone a sunflower and a teddy bear,” Lauren Thorpe, the mother of 8-year-old Lily, told CNN. “Lily’s face lit up and Ariana was amazing with her. She knelt by her and sat on her bed with her and told her ‘I’m so proud of you, you are so strong and doing really well.’”

According to Thorpe, Grande’s visit really helped the victims and the hospital staff. She said that Lily got to talk with Grande about her favorite song. Another young girl named Jaden also got to meet Grande at the hospital. Jaden uploaded a picture of her with Grande with the following caption: “I got to meet my queen today.”