Adele was moved to tears by a fan holding up a photo of his wife at her concert

So sweet

Adele performs onstage during the "Weekends with Adele" Residency Opening at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on November 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
(Image credit: Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty)

Adele is the queen of big feelings, so it's hardly surprising that she's prone to a good cry herself (in the same way we all are when listening to some of her hits).

The English singer demonstrated that she very much wears her heart on her sleeve during a recent concert in Las Vegas, as captured by a fan on TikTok.

The video first shows Adele walking through the crowd while singing "When We Were Young," then getting back on stage to sing another absolute tear-jerker, "Someone Like You."

After singing a few words of the song, Adele said: "This is for you, sir, who's showing me his wife on his phone." At the same time, she was getting visibly emotional.

In another clip, we see the singer addressing her audience and explaining what she meant with that dedication: "When I walk through the crowd, I wish you could see what I could see, because I know I talk to a few people every night, but then I just see little stories of people happening," she said.

"And there was a man, he's just there, can you see him holding his phone up? I think that's his wife on his phone, and I don't think she's here, and it just really moved me.

"It looks like you're here on your own, and I just — I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry for your loss. And I'm so sorry I didn't realise what you were showing me until I was already over there.

"Sorry, but I see these little pockets of people's lives when I walk through, and it's so beautiful."

Fans took to the comments to praise the superstar's compassionate response, and to say how sweet the moment was.

"Crying bc he looked so content even if Adele didn't notice, like he was happy knowing his wife would've loved just seeing what he's seeing," one person wrote.

"Adele's heart is real. She's a beautiful person," someone else said.

They're not wrong: this was really, really lovely.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.