Devastated Grenfell Tower Fire Survivors Get Hugs Off Adele

Singer Adele is known and loved for her down to earth attitude (Getty Images)

She may be one of the world’s biggest stars but Adele proved she has her priorities straight when she took the time to pay a low-profile visit to Grenfell Tower residents who had lost homes and loved ones in yesterday’s devastating fire.

The London fire service has confirmed that at least 17 people died in the North Kensington tower block blaze, with a further 78 people taken to hospital, some with “critical” injuries. Many remain unaccounted for, with the death toll expected to rise.

The local community has been coming together to help the displaced, donating clothes, food and bedding as the city awaits answers on why the tragedy happened and what should have been done to prevent it.

Tom Maughan, 26, told Buzzfeed that Adele turned up with her husband Simon Konecki at a vigil held for those affected last night. She reportedly spent 15 minutes talking to victims, hugging them and taking part in selfies.

Earlier in the day, Jamie Oliver posted on Instagram that families left homeless by the fire would be offered free food, drink and shelter in his Jamie’s Italian restaurant in the nearby Westfield shopping centre, Jeremy Clarkson donated and encouraged others to do the same, singer Lily Allen called on anyone in need of “a bed or a lift” to tweet her and singer Rita Ora was also spotted on the scene joining the community effort.

Jo Maugham QC, director of the Good Law Project, has offered legal help to residents seeking compensation and justice.

Crowdfunding pages set up in the wake of the shocking news have so far raised over £1 million. Keen to help? Find out how you can do just that here.

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