As if Adele fans needed any more feelings to deal with right now.
The British singer cried hard after she was surprised on stage by her childhood English teacher during her “An Audience With Adele” concert special, which was televised on ITV in the United Kingdom over the weekend.
Like her recent U.S. special, the taped concert to promote her new album, “30,” was performed for an audience of A-listers. Instead of being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, this time, Adele was quizzed by members of her celebrity guest list. This included British acting icon Emma Thompson, who asked the singer if she had someone who inspired and supported her when she was younger.
“Yeah, I had a teacher at Chestnut Grove [Academy] who taught me English. That was Miss McDonald,” the London-born star said without hesitation.
She said they hadn’t kept in touch after the teacher left in eighth grade, but “she got me really into literature.”
“Like, I’ve always been obsessed with English and obviously now I write lyrics,” she added.
“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 used to have all these gold bracelets and gold rings. She was bloody cool and so relatable and likable, that I really looked forward to my English lessons.”
That’s when Thompson announced that Miss McDonald was present, and she made her way up to the stage to see her former pupil. After a tearful embrace, the two had a brief catchup.
“Thank you for remembering me,” McDonald told Adele.
“No, you really, you really did change my life. Mum! Mum, can you believe it?” Adele told McDonald, whose two children were also in the audience.
“I haven’t seen you since I was, like, 12,” she added. “I’ve still got all my books, you know? I’ve got all my books from when you were my teacher.”