The Manchester bombings on 22nd May took 22 lives, and devastated countless more. At just eight years old, Saffie Roussos was the youngest victim. Now, her family need you to keep her memory alive and help her achieve a dream that was taken away from her on that night – to become a YouTube star.
Yesterday, Saffie’s family uploaded a video montage of her short life to YouTube. Set to Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” – a song that has become a remembrance anthem for those caught up in the blast – the three-minute-long video shows Saffie enjoying life and spending time with family. The video was played during Saffie’s funeral service.
Take a look at the tribute video below:
Paying tribute to his daughter, Saffie’s father Andrew Roussos told mourners at the funeral, “To become something in life, you need to have that something. “That spark. That charisma. The ones that make it are born with it, they get it from the very beginning. Saffie had that.”
“She always wanted to be a YouTube star, she was a confident, bright young girl full of life love, joy and happiness,” her family wrote in the description for the video, which has already clocked up 53,000 views.
“With this video could you share the love for this little girl, by clicking Subscribe button to make Saffie the YouTube star that she deserves,” they added.
The aim is to get Saffie to a million subscribers so she can gain the golden YouTube button.
The YouTube community came to the aid of Manchester bombing victims earlier this year.
In the immediate aftermath of the bombings, which took place after an Ariana Grande concert, Dodie Clark and Luke Cutforth set up a GoFundMe fundraising page to help cover funeral costs Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old victim who was also a huge YouTube fan. The fundraiser raised over £12,000, which went towards giving Gorgina the perfect send off.
Here’s how to help Saffie Roussos:
- Watch the video above, share it with all your friends
- Subscribe to the YouTube channel set up in her memory, which you can find here.