A carpet of messages of support and floral tributes to the victims of the Manchester attack lies in St Ann’s Square in ManchesterCredit:BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images Armed police are just you and me, people’s family members, highly trained having chosen to protect us. Say hi and smile and maybe thanku too— Nick Knowles (@MrNickKnowles) May 26, 2017 He said: “It’s great to see so many people coming into the city centre to support these events this weekend, enjoying everything this great city has to offer and showing that people are feeling safe.”Regardless of the support that we’re receiving it’s so important that we remember the people who matter most in this – the people who have lost their lives and their loved ones, and the people who were injured. We’re thinking about you all.” The police officer also said that “Manchester is open for business” but said to be aware that there is an increased police presence. In a statement, he wrote: “My officers, as well as those across the Force, have been working long hours since Monday night and, like everyone, they have been greatly affected by what’s happened.”However, what’s really helped us through a difficult few days has been the overwhelming support and kindness from the people of Manchester. I want to thank each and every person who has added to this”. Police officers have thanked the public for their kindness, and said it “got them through” the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack, when the country was on Critical terror alert and emergency services worked round the clock.Members of the public sent in pizza and tea as well as demonstrating other acts of kindness, to show their gratitude to the officers working to keep the country safe.Inspector Phil Spurgeon said that support from the public came in many ways, “from hugs and kind words to boxes of pizzas being delivered to police stations”.He said: “Just today, a lady who wanted to do her ‘bit’ for Manchester has arranged for a delivery of 2,400 tea bags to be brought to us to be able to make a warm brew after patrols.” He urged everyone to enjoy their Bank Holiday as usual – go sunbathing and shopping and spend time with friends and family. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.