Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at a California evacuation center with pizza and coffee
In California, fatal, fast-moving wildfires have scorched the state, obliterating hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. The Camp Fire in northern California is the deadliest wildfire in history, burning 130,000 acres and taking 48 lives. In SoCal, the Woolsey Fire has burned 97,000 acres, taken two lives, and destroyed several celebrity homes. Liam Hemsworth posted a devastating photo of smoking rubble, which used to be the Malibu home he shared with Miley Cyrus. And Pink's husband, Carey Hart, posted a photo of a dozen masked gunmen, warning looters they would be 'shot on site.'
Lady Gaga was among those forced to flee their homes last Friday. On Twitter, she sent a heartfelt message to others in the same situation, and thanked the first responders:: "I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other... and god bless you to all the firefighters and first responders who continue fighting this fire. You risk your lives for us, and I’m so humbled by your bravery. You are our heroes."
Yesterday the A Star Is Born actress did something special for the people who had to abandon their homes. On Instagram Story, she said, "Today is my favorite day of the year – it’s World Kindness Day. I encourage you all to do one act of kindness even if it’s for yourself." For Lady Gaga's act of kindness, she made a surprise appearance at a California evacuation center. And she didn't come empty-handed - she brought pizza, coffee, and gift cards. "I’m on my way now to a shelter in California to be with the people who have evacuated their homes," she said. "It’s one of my acts of kindness for today and I encourage you to do the same. Be kind."
The Poker Face singer shared a photo of herself carrying a towering stack of pizzas in front of a disaster relief center. Her baseball cap reads 'Malibu', the site of her home, and the homes of so many others, threatened by the ravenous flames. Reportedly Lady Gaga visited the Red Cross shelter at Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles. She spent about ninety minutes with the crowd, handing out goods, taking photos and singing to to a 98-year-old woman who had been evacuated.
According to The Daily Mail, Lady Gaga told the crowd, "I extend my love… I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone." The singer shared her act of kindness on social media to encourage others to do the same. "All we have is other," she captioned a group photo. "Kindness makes the world go round."