Dan Hett, 31, lost his 29-year-old brother Martyn in last Monday’s horrific terror attack but says the city’s response has helped him deal with the loss.
Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Hett said: "I'm not a hugging person, but I have hugged every possible subset of human in the city.Related articles
@[email protected]Dan Hett (L), wearing a t-shirt in honour of his brother, has praised Manchester's response
"I've hugged a biker who literally had me off my feet.
"Yesterday morning I was in Sainsbury's with my youngest son, feeding him crisps, and an old lady stopped us and gave us both a cuddle.
"I know that whenever something like this happens people get very sentimental about their cities. And again it's descending into cliche a little, but the reaction does really feel genuinely Mancunian.
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Sorrell Leczkowski, a 14-year-old schoolgirl from Leeds
I'm not a hugging person, but I have hugged every possible subset of human in the city
"Everyone has been part of it, regardless of whether you're a dirty metalhead or a flamboyant pop fan."
He added he was frustrated by people using the attack to drive arguments about immigration.
Mr Hett, who is half-Turkish, said: "A UK-born terrorist took out, among many other