In the minutes and hours after the explosions last night, there was shock and horror outside the Manchester Arena.
But there were also people working together, and making sure that they helped others.
Offering lifts home to those who had escaped, giving food and drink to emergency services workers.
People opened their homes and offered hot drinks, while taxi drivers gave free lifts.
“The spirit of Manchester will prevail and hold us together,” Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said this morning – and these stories of humanity show that the city’s spirit was unbowed by the atrocity.
The #RoomsforManchester tweets were a sign of the goodness in the dark night.
Ring if you need a place to come sit….07432 198724 #RoomsForManchester
— 53two (@53two) May 22, 2017
Horrific news. If anyone needs somewhere to stay/be…friends family #roomsformanchester I live in Chorlton and can collect you.
— VerityHenry (@Verity_May) May 23, 2017
— Quote My Life (@quotemylife_uk) May 22, 2017
— Hits Manchester News (@hitsmcrnews) May 23, 2017
— LBC (@LBC) May 23, 2017
Other hashtags which caught the imagination overnight were #PrayforManchester and #Westandtogether.
Incredible response by GMP and all the emergency services rushing to the scene helped by so many ordinary Manchester folk #WeStandTogether
— Peter Fahy (@peter1fahy) May 23, 2017
— Parveen (@Parveen_Comms) May 23, 2017
— MKA UK Outreach (@MKAOutreach) May 23, 2017
— Saraniya (@saznaz93) May 23, 2017
I love Manchester,I love all Mancunians,they are THE best people in the world!We all stand strong together folks #prayformanchester ??????????????
— Paul Dickov (@OfficialPDickov) May 22, 2017
In the days which follow, we’re glad to think of the spirit of Manchester that has brought out the best in our amazing city.