People across the country honoured a minute of silence on Thursday morning for the 22 killed in the Manchester bomb attack.
Then, in the heart of the city still coming to terms with the loss of so many lives, as the silence came to a close, a lone voice rang out.
A woman began a spontaneous rendition of Oasis classic Don’t Look Back in Anger – and gradually, others joined in, until the crowd was united in song.
Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow was caught on video launching into the song – which, she told ITV News, had been in her head ever since the attack.
It’s a bit of a Manchester anthem, and so I started singing as I thought it would be a nice break to the silence.
A couple of people behind me joined in – I was hoping people would join in.
Everyone just started singing around me, and it was just so beautiful I got goosebumps.
It’s alright being angry, it’s alright to feel anger, but don’t spend your whole life looking back at it. Anger and hate doesn’t win – love always wins.
– Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow