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Adele surprises terminally ill young fan during break from world tour

One of Adele's biggest fans got the surprise of a lifetime when the Grammy Award-winning singer made a personal visit to her home in Belfast, Ireland.

Rebecca Gibney, who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and is blind, recently became bedridden and was told by doctors she had just six months to live.

According to her mother, Tracy Gibney, the 12-year-old is a huge Adele fan. Any time Tracy turns on the singer's music, Rebecca is overjoyed. She listens all day long.

So, Tracy saw an opportunity — ahead of Adele's anticipated tour stop in Belfast, the mother started a Change.org petition asking the singer to visit or FaceTime her ailing daughter.

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To hear from the artist would be a "dream come true," Tracy wrote in the petition.

Tuesday afternoon, the family received the answer they had been anxiously waiting for — within an hour of an assistant's call to Tracy, Adele arrived at their home.

"It's amazing. I'll never forget it," Tracy told BBC News. "And I do know that when Rebecca passes away she did get her dream come true."

The visit went well — according to the Belfast Telegraph, the "Hello" singer chatted with Rebecca about Frozen, played with her hair and held her hand.

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In addition to surprise drop-in, the family was also given free tickets to Adele's concert on Tuesday night.

"It's made me feel like I'm the best mummy in the world which I never felt," Tracy told BBC. "Adele told me I was the best mummy in the world too."

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