Adele Pays a Surprise Home Visit to a Seriously Ill Young Fan
Adele’s soulful voice can move us to tears even on the best of days, but the British songstress just gave us another reason to get misty-eyed: She visited the home of young bed-ridden fan in Belfast, Ireland.
The singer took time out from the first leg of her European tour to surprise Rebecca Gibney—a 12-year-old fan who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy—who, according to her mother, listens to Adele’s chart-topping songs all day long.
"She listens to Adele from [when] she gets up in the morning until her bedtime,” wrote Gibney’s mom in an emotional change.org campaign last year. “All I am asking for is for Adele to FaceTime [with] Rebecca or send her a video message. It would be her dream come true. Please, please help me for my beautiful sick little daughter.”
On Tuesday, the “Hello” singer made that dream a reality, visiting Rebecca at her home in Northern Ireland. Rebecca’s mom, Tracy Gibney, told the Belfast Telegraph Adele played with her daughter’s hair, held her hand, and asked her all about Frozen. "My daughter got to meet the person that she loved and that’s what I’ll always take with me for the rest of my life,” Tracy told the paper. “She was really lovely.”
Rebecca’s mother also took to Twitter to express her gratitude and share a smiling photo of the singer next to her daughter’s bedside (above). “I am so blessed and grateful that Adele came to my home today,” she wrote.
We hope Adele’s visit really will be part of Rebecca’s “Remedy."