Lily Harrison, 8, loves wrestling and going to concerts with her parents. She and her parents were one of the many who were injured in the Manchester Arena bomb attack on May 22 during an Ariana Grande concert.
Lily was discharged from the hospital after being treated for “serious shrapnel wounds” on Monday evening and is recovering at home with her father (from whom she inherits her love of wrestling), while her mother remains in the hospital. On her first day home, she received some special visitors to hopefully make her recovery brighter, and even, glorious.
WWE NXT Champion Bobby Roode, along with Nikki Cross and Mark Andrews dropped by with gifts and well wishes. One of the gifts included her very own NXT title (which the 3 signed), and Roode joking “but you don’t have to pin me!” They also helped her FaceTime her favorite wrestler Sasha Banks who promised to visit with Lily in person during a November stop in Manchester. And we know The Boss keeps her promises.
According to Sky News, when the wrestlers inquired how Lily was feeling she replied “I felt sick a few minutes ago, but now I don’t!”
Although we can fret about our favorite wrestlers booking, it’s always heartwarming to read stories like this and remember how much they mean to people and how they can bring joy. Kudos to these three for going out of their way to brighten a young fan’s day during what must be a difficult time.
We send our continued thoughts to the city of Manchester and best wishes for a speedy recovery for all victims, including Lily and her mother.