A father's touching message to Ariana Grande post Manchester attack

| Updated: May 27, 2017 02:42 IST

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): The devastating terror attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and 119 injured, has broken hearts around the world, including that of Ariana Grande. Patrick Millsaps, a father of three daughters, decided to pen a lengthy message to the 23-year-old Grammy nominee on the social media after she tweeted that she was "broken" and "so so sorry." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">broken. <br>from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don&#39;t have words.</p>&mdash; Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/866849021519966208">May 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Dear Miss Grande," he wrote. "I am the father of three daughters - ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for years. On occasion, your songs may have stayed on the radio AFTER I have dropped the girls off at school. I will neither confirm nor deny that I have personally seen every episode of Sam & Kat." "Since you are a part of our family and after reading a tweet you posted on the Twitter the other night; I'm afraid I need to set you straight girl. So listen up and receive some redneck love from a daddy of daughters," he added. "You don't have a dadgum thing to apologise for. If some jackass had gotten drunk and killed someone with his car next to your hotel in Manchester, would you feel responsible? If the night before your concert, a tornado had hit Manchester and tragically killed several people who were going to see your concert, would you feel the need to apologise? You see, you are no more responsible for the actions of an insane coward who committed an evil act in your proximity than you would be for a devastating natural disaster or acts or morons near your hotel. Your text was some stickin' thinkin' in that regard." Millsaps continued, "Spend time with your God, your family and your friends who will give you space and support when you need it," he wrote. "When you and only when you are ready, on behalf of all the days of love your... um... whose daughters love your music SING AGAIN." The post further read, "Music is the international language of peace. Every time you open your mouth and share that incredible God-given gift to the world, you make this crappy world a little less crappy." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An open letter to <a href="https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande">@ArianaGrande</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ManchesterBombing?src=hash">#ManchesterBombing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ManchesterStrong?src=hash">#ManchesterStrong</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/arianastaystrong?src=hash">#arianastaystrong</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArianaGrandeConcert?src=hash">#ArianaGrandeConcert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/love?src=hash">#love</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hope?src=hash">#hope</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peace?src=hash">#peace</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/song?src=hash">#song</a> <a href="https://t.co/Sx7IPj3UIe">pic.twitter.com/Sx7IPj3UIe</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Millsaps (@PatrickMillsaps) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickMillsaps/status/867260451704504320">May 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Since he posted it on Twitter, the letter has been retweeted thousands of times and liked by pop stars including Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Grande herself. (ANI)

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