With all the apathetic messages floating around in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack (see Katy Perry After Manchester Bombing, Wants to ‘Coexist without Borders’ and Ariana Grande’s Manager Tells Little People He’s Combatting Terrorism with “Laughter”…) we have a message we can all get behind: A crew member from the Royal Air Force penned a little love message on a bomb. Heading ISIS’s way.
From The Telegraph:
A photograph has emerged of an RAF bomb with the message “love from Manchester” written on it after the Ariana Grande concert suicide bombing.
The RAF confirmed the photograph, which has been widely shared on social media, was genuine and showed a message on a Paveway IV bomb loaded on a British jet carrying out air strikes from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
It is not known who wrote the message.
An RAF source said: “The sentiment of the message written on the weapon is understandable and such writing has history in the RAF, so the individual concerned will not be taken to task.”
See, here is an instance where words meet action. If only the individual had put a hashtag before it. Would’ve been an even better segue into my incoming lecture: actions are stronger than words. You’ve probably heard it a few times before, but it’s true nevertheless. Instead of military members taking selfies while making peace signs, hashtagging their Instagram posts with #WeLoveManchester or #Unity, the RAF inscribed a little love note on a bomb. I dig it.
But hey, at least it looks like the RAF is responding with more than celebrity hashtags. For this they deserve kudos and a huge pint of Guinness.