London native Adele paid an emotional visit to Grenfell Tower on Wednesday night, following a horrific fire that claimed the lives of 17 people and injured 74 more.
The “Hello” singer and her husband, Simon Konecki, were spotted at the charred remains of the 24-story apartment building in London’s tony Notting Hill neighborhood, less than 24 hours after a massive fire engulfed the high-rise and burned for more than 10 hours.
Adele was going around and hugging everyone she could to comfort them
— Adele Union (@AdeleUnion) June 15, 2017
According to Twitter users, Adele was asking those affected by the blaze how she could help, as well as hugging and comforting people at the scene. In a series of images posted to social media, she looks visibly upset by the wreckage, even wiping tears from her eyes in one photo.
The deadly fire was reported at 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning and quickly ripped through the entire building. Witnesses reported seeing parents throw their children out of windows to save them from the flames, and others attempt to jump in an effort to escape the inferno, according to Telegraph.
The cause of the fire has yet to be reported, but residents reportedly warned building officials about potential fire threats in the past.