Adele surprised members of the London Fire Brigade with an in-person thank you for their heroic efforts in last week’s deadly Grenfell Tower blaze.
The Grammy-winning singer paid a visit to the Chelsea Fire Station in the wake of the tragedy that claimed at least 79 lives last week.
Adele enjoyed a cup of tea with Chelsea firefighters yesterday and thanked them for their work. We are so humbled by everyone’s support pic.twitter.com/R1Ny4pGq9i
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) June 20, 2017
“Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle,” first responder Rob Petty wrote on Facebook, sharing photos of the 29 year-old singer with the firefighters.
Adele’s visit was not only unannounced, the singer was not even recognized by the firefighters at first.
“She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us,” Station Manager Ben King said in a London Fire Brigade press release.
“So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: ‘Hi, I’m Adele’. Everyone was so shocked,” King said.
— kevin collins (@kevincollins26) June 19, 2017
Adele shared the cakes and some tea with the members of the station.
“She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute’s silence,” King continued, referring to a memorial moment in honor of the victims.
After all the heartache and tragedy what a lovely way for Adele to thank these very brave firefighters ??? pic.twitter.com/Qp7aNN80sG
— Jan Dolphin55adele (@jandolphin55) June 20, 2017
Adele was also seen at a vigil for the victims at the site of the Grenfell Tower just one day after the tragedy.
Her support for the community and the heroic firefighters was much appreciated by fans and others on Twitter.
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Such a lovely down to earth London girl, well done Adele ? supporting our amazing firefighters x
— Sandra Singh (@welshbooky) June 20, 2017
Bravo @Adele ! To take a little time for this is what makes you the special person and artist that you are!??????????
— ? ✨ Debbie ?? (@newdebbie1) June 20, 2017
well done Adele. Not only a superstar but genuinely a nice human being.
— Christine Ann Guest (@ChristineAnnGu2) June 20, 2017
— TK (@MsTKIndeed) June 20, 2017
and she looks like a natural, normal person, very refreshing! thanks!
— matt (@aliquid_haeret_) June 20, 2017
Thank you all very much.?
— Kimberly Teece (@kimberly_teece) June 20, 2017
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) June 20, 2017
Big love to Adele for visiting the firefighters who give it their all in the rescue operation at Grenfell Towers. Everyones heroes ???
— Fifi G (@FiFiG_) June 20, 2017
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