“This is the moment I broke,” BBC music reporter Mark Savage wrote in a tweet alongside a video that quickly winded its way around the internet.
The scene, which some have labeled the “image of the night,” captured the spirit of the Manchester Benefit Concert held on Sunday to honor the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
As Justin Bieber performed and led the crowd in chanting “Love!” over and over, a Manchester police officer held hands with young concertgoers and skipped in a circle. The image quickly went viral.
Singer Ariana Grande headlined the concert, which included performances by Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Niall Horan, Pharrell Williams, Take That and Katy Perry.
News photographers also shared examples of citizens showing their support for the officers assigned to secure the arena.
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Red Cross and go toward supporting the victims and families of those affected by the May 22 attack in Manchester. Initial reports indicated that the concert raised millions in the first few hours, with total funds nearing as much as $9 million.