She was just 8 years old and she witnessed something she never dreamt of. She was brave and the reality is she is no more with us in this world. Yes, we are talking about Saffie Roussos. She was among the 22 people who were killed after 22 years old Jihadi coward Salman Abedi detonated a deadly bomb during Ariana Grande Concert.
She was the youngest Manchester attack victim and was only 8 years old. And today, on 4th July she celebrated her birthday every year with great joy and fun. Her father Andrew Roussos is getting very emotional as he lost his little princess. He has spoken out on what would have been her ninth birthday.
While an interview with famous channel he said that he wanted her named and images to be remembered through the media, as it was what she would have wanted. Mr. Roussos, who belongs to Lancashire said,
“She was a joker, she was a huge character. She was just everything you could wish for in a little girl. She loved dancing, music, gymnastics. If she wanted something, she would do it.”
Saffie who was a big fan of Ariana had been at the concert with her mother Lisa, 48, and 26 years old sister Ashlee Bromwich. Mr. Roussos told he remembered arriving to discover Ashlee being treated at the scene, while Saffie and his wife were missing. He said,
“We just walked round and all the police were there. It was chaos. You’re panicking and worrying. You don’t know what’s going on.”
With the help of a friend, he finally came to know that his wife is treating at Salford Royal Hospital. But he was left with no clues about his little daughter Saffie. She was still missing. He said,
“As the hours went on, I thought the worst, I couldn’t take it in. I just sat there looking at him. It’s just your worst nightmare. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know what to think.”
His wife went into the coma and when she woke up, her husband gave her the bad news that their beloved daughter is no more in this world. See this father’s heart-wrenching tribute to his daughter here: