After collating the huge One Love Manchester benefit gig which aided all those affected by the Manchester attack, the city struggled to find the appropriate way to thank Ariana Grande. The singer acted selflessly on countless occasions following the attack, including visiting victims in hospital and financially aiding funerals. To thank Grande for her altruistic ways, Manchester has decided to introduce a new scheme which grants individuals from outside of Greater Manchester honorary citizenship.
The first person in line for this new scheme is of course Grande. If it’s passed, the singer is likely to be granted honorary citizenship without debate, as council leader Sir Richard Leese has said many people already consider Grande to be “an honorary Mancunian”. The plans are set to go before council on 12 July, meaning the singer could be considered an honorary citizen of Manchester within the next month. We hope she does!