Adele’s new album, a tear-jerker for most, had already left fans dealing with a lot. But the British singer had more in store.
During a recent “An Audience With Adele” concert, the singer started crying when surprised by her childhood English teacher, per HuffPost.
She performed for an A-lister audience and was quizzed by them too. One question came from Hollywood actress Emma Thompson, who asked whether Adele was supported, inspired or protected in the past.
“Yeah, I had a teacher at Chestnut Grove (Academy) who taught English. That was Miss McDonald,” said Adele without hesitation
She said that she hasn’t kept in touch with the teacher since she left in eighth grade. But the teacher inspired Adele to get into literature.
“I’ve always been obsessed with English and obviously now I write lyrics,” she said.
“She was so bloody cool, so engaging, and she really made us care, and we knew that she cared about us and stuff like that,” she said, describing how her teacher would wear gold bracelets and rings.
Thompson then revealed that Miss McDonald was present at the concert. The singer was left stunned, according to CNN.
We all have that one teacher who changed our life… such a beautiful reunion! ❤️— ITV (@ITV) November 21, 2021
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The teacher made her way up to the stage and the two had an emotional embrace.
“You really did change my life,” said Adele.
Host Alan Carr stepped in to entertain the audience with a song while Adele stepped out to regain her composure.
Later that night, she took to Twitter to share her experience.
“Home Sweet Home. I’ve always dreamt of doing An Audience With… There was so much love in the room for each other, it felt like such a gig! Everyone was raucous and bang up for it! And my teacher Ms. McDonald was there, it was just heaven.”