Adele makes rare public appearance with emotional tribute to Grenfell Tower victims, survivors and families

Adele appeared via video link in a rare public appearance on the third anniversary of London's Grenfell Tower tragedy to commemorate the 72 lives lost in the fire. 

The 'Hello' singer has been spending much of her time out of the spotlight lately, however she has been a fierce supporter of the survivors and families' fight for justice since the tragey happened in 2017. 

"I wanted to send my love to all of you today and let you know that I'm thinking of you, as I always do," Adele said on the Grenfell United live stream on Sunday evening (UK time). 

The memorial took place online due to ongoing restrictions on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Adele said it was still "so important" for those affected to mourn together. 

"And also to celebrate the lives that were lived before they were sadly taken that night," she continued. 

"I think that this year, more than ever, there has never been more appropriate time for us to truly exercise camaraderie and compassion and open-mindedness and persistence. Persistence for answers and persistence for action," the Grammy winner said. 

"And it's a scientific fact that human beings are pack animals, we're not supposed to be left on our own. We need each other to survive. And that is something that I truly see in action with the Grenfell community." 

An emotional Adele appeared to fight back tears at times, declaring she had "never been so moved and so inspired" by those affected by the fire. 

"Your resilience is second to none."

The singer said being a part of Grenfell United was one of her "proudest things", highlighting the importance of the cause's "fight for true justice and for the protection of other people". 

Adele comforted locals when she made a surprise visit to a vigil at the site of the fire the day after the incident in 2017.