As thousands of excited fans poured from the arena, an explosion took place panic ensued. Stephen Jones, a homeless man sitting outside of the arena watched as frightened concert goers ran from the scene.
"First there was a bang, I thought it was some kind of firework, and then there was a big explosion.
I just felt the wind force, and then everyone started screaming and running. Me and my mate we got up and we started running. We realized what had happened, we run back, and all the women and children were coming out with blood."
Instead of fleeing the scene, Stephen stood strong and offered to help victims any way he could. He and his friends gathered around the wounded and helped pull nails from their skin, tried to stop their bleeding and provided emotional support.
When asked why he stepped in to help the victims, Stephen gave an incredible answer.
"We are human, we still have a heart, we still have that instinct to help people out that need help and that's what we are doing....
If I didn't help, I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that."
Just because he's spent time on the streets, doesn't mean Stephen could stand by and watch chaos unfold without trying to help. It was a nightmare for everyone involved, but thanks to Stephen's help, several people were able to cling to life.
Now the community is giving back to the man who helped without thinking twice. A JustGiving account was setup to raise £300 ($388.90 USD) for Stephen. Within the matter of days, the amount donated rose to a whopping £32,987 ($42,762.70 USD).
In addition to the money donated on the JustGiving account, David Sullivan, one of the owners of the West Ham United Football Club, wanted to lend a helping hand. He managed to find Stephen, provide him with a place to rest his head and gave him money to get back on his feet!
Listen to Stephen talk about how he helped in the video below.
Stephen's actions prove that, even the darkest times, peace and love rule.