This songstress kisses the hand of a Muslim woman at her latest gig – and Twitter goes wild.
We hardly need more reasons to love Adele, but her most recent fan encounter certainly doesn’t hurt.
The British singer has been touring Australia over the last few weeks (wearing a rather spectacular Zuhair Murad gown, we hasten to add), where she’s been performing to sell-out crowds.
However, during one of her Sydney shows, it was a brief meeting with a fan that stole headlines, not her dress.
The Hello crooner reached out to touch a hijab-clad woman in the crowd, and the fan kissed her hand.
Adele then returned the embrace, and the subsequent image and video clip has set social media alight.
Many commended the singer’s actions on Twitter, describing the encounter as an act of inclusivity, especially in the face of a recent EU ruling allowing the banning of hijabs in the workplace.
— Naheeda 🌺😉 (@n_naheeda) March 15, 2017
Adele showing the love to Muslim woman wearing hijab ❤️ https://t.co/AUWbYiDHUz
— Nwal (@BigMama041983) March 14, 2017
بس بالمقابل في أوروبيين وعالميين تحترم المسلمين بشكل أو اخر.
Adele kisses a muslim fan’s hand as a form of respect.
A true feminist icon ! pic.twitter.com/Isg9Cc1Swv
— forget (@fayan_m) March 14, 2017
The lucky fan was Samira Dandachl, who said she “couldn’t believe her luck”.
“Adele had just finished singing When We Were Young when my fiance, Adi, lifted me up on his shoulders,” she told Nine News.
“I was crying, and she said ‘don’t cry darling’ and I kissed her hand. She returned the favour and kissed my hand back.”
Let’s hope she performs in the UAE soon… and this time we’ll be the ones in the front row, waving ecstatically.