After already paying a visiting to the victims of a tragedy in London, Adele stopped by Chelsea Fire Station on Monday to meet the first responders. According to one Chelsea firefighter, the Grammy winner and London native stopped by the station to drop off some cakes and thank the firefighters for their service during the massive fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building last week that left around 80 people dead and dozens more injured.
Rob Petty shared several photos from Adele’s surprise visit to the fire station on Facebook. In the pictures, Adele, wearing a black-and-white polka-dot off-the-shoulder maxidress and no makeup, laughed and smiled while posing with groups of firefighters in front of a fire truck and at the station’s kitchen table. “Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle,” Petty wrote, adding that he was “feeling loved” by the visit. The post has since been shared more than 850 times and has garnered 2,200 reactions on Facebook, most of them of the “like” and “love” variety.
Petty also commented on the post in response to one of the many messages of shock, excitement, and support. “She came in with loads of cakes, sat in Fergies chair and was the honorary Mess Ass for the morning. ? Lovely girl, genuinely grounded & interested and humbled. Beautiful,” he wrote.
Station Manager Ben King told the Evening Standard that the firefighters invited Adele to make herself at home in the station. “She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us. 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. “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. We have had so much support for the local community and we cannot thank everyone enough.”
The 29-year-old singer, who hails from North London’s Tottenham borough, was spotted visiting the scene of the tragic fire last Wednesday, just hours after local firefighters finally extinguished the blaze at the 24-story apartment building. An onlooker who posted pictures of Adele’s visit noted that the low-key star was in tears with husband Simon Konecki by her side.
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