Ge­or­gia Says Hello to Adele

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Front Page -

Lo­cal res­i­dent Ge­or­gia Rughetta, age 8, from South Ma­roota was very ex­cited when her fam­ily de­cided to go to the Adele con­cert. They were lucky enough to get tick­ets quite close to the front. Ge­or­gia had made a big sign say­ing 'I Love You Adele' and had de­cided to buy Adele's son, An­gelo, a Smiggle voucher. She had used her birth­day money to buy the voucher.

Ge­or­gia's mum, Nikki, was con­cerned the sign was too big and might block the view of those be­hind them, but Ge­or­gia was care­ful. When Adele walked off the main stage and down the walk­ways, Ge­or­gia started wav­ing her sign, and called out "Adele, I have some­thing for you". Amaz­ingly in a crowd of 95,000 peo­ple mak­ing lots of noise, Adele heard Ge­or­gia's voice. She knelt down and asked Ge­or­gia what she had said, still strug­gling to hear above the noise, the se­cu­rity men al­lowed and as­sisted Ge­or­gia onto stage. Wow! Ge­or­gia was awestruck. Here she was in front of her idol, on stage with a crowd of 95,000 look­ing on. With­out think­ing, she hugged Adele and told her she had bought a Smiggle voucher for her son. Adele was very ex­cited about this, and thanked Ge­or­gia for her gen­eros­ity. Adele asked Ge­or­gia a lit­tle bit about her­self, then Ge­or­gia re­turned to her fam­ily - who were equally so ex­cited for her.

Since her time on stage, Ge­or­gia has be­come known as 'the smiggle girl' in news re­ports and has been recog­nised a num­ber of times when out. She has been in­ter­viewed on com­mer­cial TV chan­nels. Smiggle con­tacted the Rughetta fam­ily to thank them for pur­chas­ing the

Smiggle voucher. They in­vited Ge­or­gia to visit their Cas­tle Hill store to give her a new voucher to re­place the one she had given to Adele's son. Ad­di­tion­ally, they gave her some money for a 'shop­ping spree' at the store. Al­ways think­ing of oth­ers, Ge­or­gia de­cided to do­nate that money, plus her mum Nikki, matched the amount, and to­gether they bought items for the Ron­ald McDon­ald House. Smiggle also do­nated $500 to Du­ral Pub­lic School where Ge­or­gia at­tends.

The Ge­or­gia and the Rughetta fam­ily have been over­whelmed by the re­sponse to Ge­or­gia's time on stage with Adele. Ge­or­gia has two sib­lings, twins Is­abelle and Leanne, when we spoke to Is­abelle and asked if she felt a lit­tle en­vi­ous of all the at­ten­tion on her sis­ter, she said "No, she is so kind, it's time for her to shine"

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