Captain Sir Tom Moore left viewers in tears as they branded him an “absolute hero” as his Life Stories episode aired as ITV changed their schedule to pay tribute to the late legend.
The WW2 veteran died aged 100 after contracting pneumonia and coronavirus, his daughters confirmed today in a heartbreaking statement.
Hundreds paid tribute to the NHS hero, with the Queen “recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world”.
Captain Sir Tom raised £33million for NHS charities during the coronavirus pandemic by walking laps of his garden and inspired others to do similar acts of kindness.
And viewers fell in love with Captain Sir Tom all over again following the touching interview tinged with his wry humour.
One tweeted: “Watching #lifestories @piersmorgan @captaintommoore I’m in tears again. The way he touched all our hearts he was our hero a true inspiration to us all. RIP Sir. You will in our hearts forever our national treasure. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”
While another commented: “@captaintommoore God bless you Sir @piersmorgan @ITV A beautiful soul and inspiration to many of us. RIP Captain. #LifeStories.”
A third wrote: “Watching #LifeStories on ITV a reshowing of Captain Sir Thomas Moore.. What an amazing life.”
“Watching #CaptainTomMoore on @piersmorgan #piersmorgan #lifestories on @ITV, What an absolute legend , Thank You for everything u did #CaptainTom #RipSirTomMoore,” another commented.
One tweeted: “Tuning into @piersmorgan Life stories of the Nations hero #SirCaptainTomMoore, what a character and beautifullycaptured. His humour, honesty, his inspirational ways #lifestories #CaptainTomMoore #SirTomMoore.”
*Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is available on ITV Hub