Chris Parker, 33, and Stephen Jones, 35, were in the vicinity on Monday night when the deadly explosion rocked the Manchester arena, killing twenty-two and leaving at least fifty-nine more wounded.
Parker was in the foyer, where he sometimes goes to beg for money as concerts let out, when the blast knocked him to the floor.
That didn't stop him from leaping into action. He told The Sun:
Everyone was piling out, all happy and everything else. As people were coming out of the glass doors I heard a bang and within a split second I saw a white flash, then smoke and then I heard screaming.
It knocked me to the floor and then I got up and instead of running away my gut instinct was to run back and try and help.
Parker recounted how he found a little girl whose legs had been blown off in the explosion, and he wrapped her in a merchandise t-shirt, asking her where her mother and father were. Parker believes the girl's mother may have been killed in the blast.
He also cradled a woman with head and leg injuries in his arms as she lay bleeding on the floor.
"She passed away in my arms. She was in her 60s and said she had been with her family," he said. "I haven't stopped crying."
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