Ariana Grande expressed her gratitude and happiness at the unexpected visit by Sanders to her Atlanta concert. The pop star posted photos of her with Sanders backstage at the concert on Twitter and Instagram.
“MY GUY. Thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for!!!", wrote Grande in her post.
MY GUY. thank you Senator Sanders for coming to my show, making my whole night and for all that you stand for ! @headcountorg and i are doing our best to make you proud. we’ve already registered 20k+ young voters at my shows alone. also i will never smile this hard again promise. pic.twitter.com/7UYqkXR0g1— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 20, 2019
The artist pointed out that she and HeadCount, a non-profit voter registration group, have collaborated on registering over 20,000 young voters at her shows.
“I’m so proud of my fans for paying attention and getting involved. We adore you! Also... I will never smile this hard again", Grande added.
Sanders replied to Grande’s tweet, thanking her for being “a wonderful entertainer” and “outstanding advocate for social justice”, saying it was “great to meet her”.
“We must all be prepared – like Ariana has shown – to fight for everyone who is struggling", the front-running presidential candidate tweeted.
I want to thank @ArianaGrande for not only being a wonderful entertainer, but also for being such an outstanding advocate for social justice. We must all be prepared – like Ariana has shown – to fight for everyone who is struggling. It was great to meet her in Atlanta last night. pic.twitter.com/gZTPSLLywX— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 20, 2019
Sanders’ wife, Jane O'Meara, also tweeted a photo from the concert, thanking the pop star for supporting her spouse’s candidacy for the US presidency, adding that the show was “incredible”.