British tv host and comedian James Corden took time during Monday night's episode of The Late Late Show to deliver a moving speech to the city of Manchester following the fatal explosions at Ariana Grande's concert last night. A visibly emotional Corden spoke about the spirit and character the people of Manchester possess, as well pointing out how particularly heinous it is to target an event full of children. "It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen," Corden said. "but especially when there will be so many children at this concert."
Despite the undeniable tragedy that is losing so many young, innocent lives, Corden refused to let despair take over during his monologue. He reminded the world that Manchester is a wonderful place. That was certainly highlighted last night when so many good samaritans took to social media to help those affected. "When I think of Manchester, the place that I know" Corden said of the city, "I think of the spirit of the people there. I'm telling you a more tight knit group of people you would be hard pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it's even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grown even stronger this evening."
Corden ended his speech saying everybody will go to bed holding their little ones even closer. Well said.