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Tom Moore documentary: Viewers in tears as fundraising hero pays tribute to his father

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Tom Moore fought back tears last night as he opened up about his dad in the new documentary about the fundraising hero’s life.

Sir Tom Moore said his father would be “absolutely delighted” with his achievements during the coronavirus pandemic, as he was asked about his parents in the ITV programme.

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ITV’s documentary on Sir Tom Moore aired last night (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking on The Life & Times of Captain Sir Tom, the World War Two veteran said: “Yes, I mean… I think grandfather would’ve been quietly very pleased.

“And my father, he would have been delighted. And if he’s still up there, hearing it, he will be absolutely delighted.

“Of all the people in the family would be pleased, that would be my father.”

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Tom paid tribute to his dad (Credit: ITV)

‘Amazing human being’

As he spoke, Tom’s voice welled with emotion and he wiped away a tear.

On Twitter, those watching at home cried along with him as they hailed him as an “amazing human being”.

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Sir Tom got emotional speaking about his father (Credit: ITV)

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One said: “Captain sir Tom Moore, what a absolute character. It’s a wee bit dusty in here tonight.”

What an amazingly lovely man.

Another tweeted: “Oh @captaintommoore, every time I see your face, I have tears rolling down mine. Wonderful life story on @ITV #CaptainSirTom.”

A third wrote: “What an amazingly lovely man, his documentary was brilliant.”

Someone else said: “He is an amazing human being, there are no words to top what this man has done for the NHS! Thank you, Captain Sir Tom Moore. Well done @ITV, I had tears in my eyes watching it.”

A fifth said: People of today could learn a lot from this remarkable man. He’s got so much love, care and compassion for others.”

Sir Tom received his knighthood last month from the Queen, in the monarch’s first public engagement since March.

Read more: Captain Sir Tom Moore reveals the Queen’s touching words to him as he received knighthood

During the ceremony, held at Windsor Castle, Her Majesty spoke a few words to the hero – who raised millions of pounds for NHS charities by walking up and down his garden to mark his 100th birthday.

Afterwards, Sir Tom revealed what the Queen said to him.

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Tom receiving his knighthood from the Queen at Windsor (Credit: POOL / SplashNews.com)

‘The kindest person’

Appearing on Good Morning Britain via video link alongside his family, he said: “I’ve never ever had such a time in all my life as to be there speaking to the Queen, who’s such a delightful person.

“She was absolutely marvellous. When she tapped me on the shoulder with her sword, which had been her father’s, she did it so gently. She was the kindest person you could ever wish to meet.”

He continued: “She looked round at all of us as a family and said, ‘You’ve done so well’. It was an absolute pleasure and honour.”

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