On the night of May 22, 2017 the worst terror attack to hit Britain since July 2005 took the lives of 22 people and injured at least 59 others when a suicide bomb exploded an Ariana Grande concert.
After the explosion occurred, parents and children were separated as they swarmed out of the arena and scattered into the streets.
In the chaos, many families were separated and as many as 12 children were injured. Immediately after the explosion, before first responders could arrive, ordinary citizens leapt into action to secure lost children and rescue the injured and the dying.
These are their stories:
The 'Angel Of Manchester'
Paula Robinson was waiting at Victoria Station with her husband, when she heard the explosion tear through Manchester Arena. She felt the blast reverberate through her body, then turned towards where the sound came from.
Suddenly, crowds of terrified teenagers came pouring from the arena - some screaming, some crying, all of them confused and scared. Without a second thought, Paula and her husband rushed forward - towards the blast.
"We ran out. It was literally seconds after the explosion. I got the teens to run with me," she told Express.
The 48-year-old woman from West Dalton, herded about 50 traumatized teens towards a nearby Holiday Inn. Once safe, she immediately posted a notice to Facebook that she and her husband had as many kids as they could care for waiting to be reunited with their parents.
Then the couple waited with the teens until every last one was accounted for.
Another, unexpected hero selflessly rushed forward to help those who had ignored him only hours before...