Adele Screens 'Despicable Me 3' for Children Who Survived Grenfell Tower Fire

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Adele performs during The 58th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Adele has not forgotten about the victims of London's devastating Grenfell Tower fire. The singer treated some of the children affected by the deadly blaze in the highrise to a screening of Despicable Me 3 on Thursday evening (Aug. 3). It was just the latest charitable action the "Hello" star has engaged in to offer some support to those impacted by the June fire that killed more than 80 people.

The private screening took place at London's Whiteley Cinema and a source told E! that the attendees were very surprised by their patron's appearance. "It was very intimate. All we knew as we boarded the fancy coach that there was a special screening just for us. We didn't even know there was a special guest."

The invitation to the event came through the ClementJames Centre, an educational charity that has been aiding Grenfell survivors and the attendee said no one realized Adele would be there. "Adele was lovely and she sat with a few of the kids in the row in front of us, chatting away... Adele made time for everyone and mingled with the kids." 

Adele has made outreach to the victims and EMS professionals impacted by the fire -- which was blamed on fast-burning cladding on the outside of the 24-story residential tower -- a priority over the past two months, visiting with first responders in last June and visiting the site of the fire to comfort victims just days after the early morning conflagration to dole out hugs.

 

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