Supporting viewers praised "Hero" Captain Tom Moore after the 100 year fundraiser featured in Piers Morgan's life stories.
Captain Tom, who raised £ 32 million for NHS Charities Together, opened up tonight to host Good Morning Britain, 55, for the new series on the ITV chat show.
His stories left viewers emotional – especially when he praised his own teenage grandchildren and when he revealed he didn't want to be resuscitated after falling last year, he was hospitalized.
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share their support for the World War II hero. One supporter called it "the best 2020 has to offer so far".
Supporting viewers praised the "hero" captain Tom Moore after the 100 year old fundraiser appeared in Piers Morgan's life stories (picture)
And avid viewers quickly went to Twitter to share their support for the World War II hero. One supporter called it "the best 2020 has to offer so far".
Kim Moore said, “I've been watching Captain Tom with my teenagers. This is how you can inspire the next generation. & # 39;
Michael Todd wrote: & # 39; Captain Sir Tom. Incredible. & # 39;
Emma Delaney added, "Sir Captain Tom Moore is the definition of a legend."
Helen said, “Captain Tom, love him in every detail. A real inspiration for everyone. & # 39;
Adam Neville tweeted: Sir Captain Tom Moore – Certified Legend and Hero.
"A great interview about life stories so far."
Nancy said she "loved Captain Tom's interview with Piers" and Jennifer said Sir Tom was "an overnight sensation, but more importantly, he's a remarkable gentleman".
Jem wrote: & # 39; Absolutely amazing. I had tears in my eyes / cried for most of the hour!
& # 39; Captain Sir Tom Moore is an enthusiastically positive and fantastic person, if only there were more people like him. There is no other man worth the interview more than Piers Morgan. «
Angela said, “I just saw Sir Tom Moore in Piers Morgan's life stories. What a lovable man with a beautiful soul inside and out that inspires us all. & # 39;
Tom served as part of the 14th Army in Burma after being promoted to Captain Tom in 1944.
Captain Tom, who has raised £ 32 million for NHS Charities Together, has opened up tonight to new host Good Morning Britain, 55 (pictured) for the new series on his ITV chat show
In July, Captain Tom was knighted by the Queen in her first official personal engagement since the lockdown rules came into effect.
His full official title is now Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Social media users weren't the only ones to praise Captain Tom.
Clips of the hero's grandchildren were played during the interview at a heartwarming moment that caused Captain Tom to shed a tear himself.
He said, “Tomorrow is a good day. And that was a good day when I moved in with them. & # 39;
Captain Tom also spoke of a horrific fall in 2019 that broke his rib, shattered his hip and hit his head on the dishwasher – which still has a visible mark on it.
He said he posted a "Do Not Resuscitate" sign on his hospital door.
He said, “I've always had the feeling that when someone is seriously ill and close to death, bring them back to die a very unpleasant death, why then?
“When you left, you left.
“I didn't want to end up in a retirement home without my own facility and had to be fed in every way. I would hate to ever be like that. & # 39;
Morgan said the interview, which Captain Tom reportedly welcomed after the couple swapped numbers and spoke regularly, was his "greatest" episode of all time.
Morgan said the interview, which Captain Tom greeted after the couple swapped numbers and spoke regularly, was his "greatest" episode of all time
The 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter spoke to the 100-year-old war hero, who raised £ 32 million for NHS Charities, for the new series on his ITV chat show Life Stories
Prior to the show, Piers Morgan said Captain Tom asked for a can of Coke, a milk bar, and six blondes in his locker room.
Speaking of the show, Morgan told the Sun, “He asked if he could come on the show and there was a can of Coke, milk chocolate and six blondes on his rider.
& # 39; He told me the number of blondes was "variable". He is a real ladies man. He said to me, "Let me put it this way; I'm not allergic to girls."
"Lots of women want to have a cup of tea with Captain Tom – he's a cheeky lady's man in the nicest way possible."
Morgan previously announced that Captain Tom is "even more charming in real life" after interviewing him for Life Stories, which air Sunday night.
Last week he shared a picture of them behind the scenes on his Instagram page and wrote, “The great man! Backstage with Captain Sir Tom Moore in front of our Life Stories Chat.
“We met in person for the first time and he's even more charming in real life. Should be a brilliant interview. & # 39;
He also posted a photo of the centenarian in the interview and wrote, “In the hot seat. What a life, what a story. Captain Sir Tom Moore. & # 39;
In a video behind the scenes, the presenter pans the camera around the Life Stories film set before stopping at Captain Tom and telling the audience that this will be a "very special show".
A TV insider said the GMB host was "in awe" when he first met his hero Captain Tom in person.
The source said: & # 39; Like the rest of the nation, Piers was in awe of Sir Tom's fundraiser. The campaign really started after Tom appeared on Good Morning Britain and Piers is very proud of what Tom has achieved.
Morgan previously shared a backstage picture on his Instagram page and wrote, “This is the first time we've met in person (and) he's even more charming in real life. Should be a brilliant interview & # 39;
In the dark days of the lockdown, it was everyday heroes, not celebrities, who brought joy to the nation.
“While it is usually scandalous characters who make the best episodes of his show, Piers knew that Tom's extraordinary, inspiring story would be a huge win
In April, Piers Morgan donated £ 10,000 to Captain Tom Moores & # 39; Greatly Inspirational & # 39; Fundraiser for the NHS while he was living on Good Morning Britain.
The then 99-year-old went round his garden raising money for the NHS and eventually raised £ 32 million.
Captain Tom Moore was transferred to India during World War II, where he fought in the Arakan Campaign from 1942 to 1943
The GMB host said, “Captain Tom Moore, thank you for serving your country. I am so glad that through the brilliant NHS we have been able to serve you back and keep you going.
“Good luck – I want to get you across the line today. Here's what I'm going to do, Tom. I'm going to be putting £ 10,000 of my own money into your fundraiser today, and I hope this encourages everyone watching at home to do the same. & # 39;
Morgan requested a knighthood for Captain Tom in April before the war veteran received the honor from the Queen at Windsor Castle in July.
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