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20 June 2017, 10:54
The boys at Chelsea Fire Station were given a boost by the stars visit.
Some of the heroic firefighters who tackled the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze last week have received a much-needed boost by Adele.
The singer, who also showed her support by visiting the scene of the inferno a day after it ravaged the west London high-rise tower block, met a handful of firefighters from Chelsea Fire Station on Monday.
The mum-of-one, 29, popped in to say "Hello" and was pictured laughing as she joined firefighters for a cuppa. Make-up free, the Tottenham-born star was clearly a hit with the brave team.
Firefighter Rob Petty wrote on Facebook: “Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Fire Station for a cup of tea and a cuddle."
Meet the new recruit.... Picture: Facebook/Rob Petty
A second image shows Adele with the firemen while posing in front of a fire engine.
Small gestures of support like this have provided a real boost to firefighters who are traumatised by last week’s tragedy. London Fire Brigade rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday morning, arriving just six minutes after they were called.
At the weekend, the same Chelsea firefighters left a red London Fire Brigade shirt on a wall near the scene of the blaze with a message which includes the poignant words: “We did our best I promise. Our hearts go out to everyone touched by this tragedy."
Last week, Adele kept a low profile when she attended the vigil being held for the victims and survivors last week and comforted people at the scene of the blaze.
Other stars who have visited the area to support victims and local volunteers include Rita Ora and Chic legend Nile Rodgers.
Meanwhile, Simon Cowell’s charity single, a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, will be released tomorrow, Wednesday 21st June, at 8am. Stars including Louis Tomlinson, Louisa Johnson, Emeli Sande, Tulisa, Stormzy and Leona Lewis appear on the track, alongside a choir of locals led by Gareth Malone.
On Monday, police said the death toll from the fire had risen to 79.