Occasionally lost in tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire is the heroic work of police, firefighters, and emergency personnel.
While celebrities such as Tom Hardy have spent the week since the deadly blaze donating to the victims and their families, London-native Adele took a moment to say thanks to the heroes who worked tireless hours to extinguish the fire.
On Monday, the Grammy winner surprised firefighters of the Chelsea Fire Station in London. The London Fire Brigade captured the moment on Twitter, revealing that the 29-year-old crooner “enjoyed a cup of tea” with the responders.
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
Fireman Rob Petty expanded on Adele’s visit in a post on his Facebook page. “Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle,” Petty wrote adding “on a personal note were grateful for all the kind words and message of support from everyone that has commented and messaged us.”
It wasn’t just tea that Adele shared with the heroes as station manager Ben King revealed.
“She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us,” King told The Independent. “So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said, ‘Hi, I’m Adele’. Everyone was so shocked.”
Adele, who also paid a visit to Grenfell Tower less than 24 hours after the fire, shared in a moment of silence with the firefighters in a tribute to those who lost their lives.
79 people are dead, missing or presumed dead and dozens more are injured from the blaze which spread quickly through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in the early morning hours of June 14.
Endless support has poured in from residents and natives of the U.K. in the week since the tragedy.
“We have had so much support for the local community and, we cannot thank everyone enough,” King said.
(Photo Credit: Twitter)