Adele just started her 25 tour on Monday (February 29), but one superfan couldn’t come out to see her in concert.
Rebecca Gibney, 12, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, disabilities that now prevent her from leaving her bed. In December, her doctors estimated that she had about six months left to live. But Rebecca and her mother Tracy take comfort in Adele’s music, which they listen to together every day for hours.
Recently, Tracy started an online campaign to get Adele to meet her daughter. Thankfully, Adele’s first tour stop was in the same city in Northern Ireland where Rebecca lives — and the singer took time out of her busy schedule to visit the Gibneys.
Tracy and Rebecca were understandably overwhelmed by the surprise visit. “I can’t believe it. I’m just over the moon,” Tracy told the Belfast Telegraph. “Adele played with her hair and held her hand and asked her all about Frozen. She was really lovely.”
Rebecca doesn't have the ability to speak, but her mother says hearing Adele's music makes her face light up every day. Meeting her made it light up even brighter.