Wendy Williams Gives An Emotional Tribute To A Fan Who Was Killed In The Ariana Grande Concert Bombing

Last night I was shocked and touched by a tribute Wendy Williams made to a wendy-watcher (that's what she calls fans of her show) who happnes to be one of the 22 people killed at the Ariana Grande concert in London. 

I don't watch Wendy on television, I prefer to watch it on Youtube and am able to see just few hours after it airs in the state — plus watching it on YouTube means I don't have to wait for commercial breaks in between. Anyway, Tuesday night was just an emotionally taxing night for me. I had just come back from the launch of DSTV's Sundance TV Channel and watch a very heartbreaking documentary called Cries From Serious — so basically I was already emotionally triggered. 

Back to Wendy. The talkshow host tearfully acknowledged an empty seat in the audience of her show, and said it belonged to a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing, Martyn Hett. She said he booked tickets to be in the audience for the taping of the show on Monday and Tuesday.

"Martyn was supposed to be in our Wendy audience yesterday and today. He saved for two years to have a fabulous time in New York and come to our show. He called it a trip of a lifetime on his social media," Williams explained to her viewers. 
"He's remembered as a man who loved life, like all my people, who loved life with passion, courage and laughter."
While holding  back tears the tears as she explained the circumstances around this situation, Wendy said she called Hett's close friend in London to tell her she was paying tribute to him.
"So Martyn, in honor of you, we're keeping that chair open," she concluded. "And our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family."
Needless to say I thought this was so beautiful and touching of her. Martyn Hett's frineds and family must have appreciated the gesture. Good on ya, Wendy! 

Watch the clip below;

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