Piers Morgan moved amid ‘tear-jerking’ farewell to Captain Sir Tom Moore in heartfelt post

Captain Tom Moore: Funeral procession takes place for veteran

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Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan took to Twitter and shared a heartfelt message following the ceremony today. Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised millions for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, died at the age of 100 in hospital after testing positive with coronavirus on February 2.

Captain Sir Tom became a household name in the UK after walking 100 laps in his garden in a bid to raise funds for the NHS last year. In February this year, he tested positive with coronavirus.

His funeral service was attended by eight members of Captain Sir Tom’s family, including his two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, four grandchildren and his sons-in-law.

Captain Sir Tom’s hearse left his family home early Saturday morning and the ceremony took place at Bedford crematorium.

The war hero was awarded a guard of honour at the funeral, while six members of the Yorkshire Regiment carried his coffin out of the hearse.

The ceremony was also marked with by a flypast from a C-47 Dakota, a Second World War plane.

During the service – which was streamed online – Michael Buble recorded a version of his song Smile for Sir Tom’s funeral.

In addition, Sir Tom’s song with Michael Ball, You’ll Never Walk Alone, also played during the ceremony.

Taking to Twitter, Piers praised the emotional service as gushed over the war hero.

In view of his 7.7 million followers, he penned: “Well, that was a tearjerker,” followed by a crying face emoji, before adding: “#YoullNeverWalkAlone.”

In a follow-up message, Piers accompanied his tweet with a picture of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

He wrote: “What a beautiful service, what a wonderful man.”

Social media users flocked to comment on the post, as people offered their condolences.


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One wrote: “What a lovely funeral service Sir Tom would be so proud of all the lovely tributes paid, all did you proud!”

Another wrote: “Farewell to the nation’s grandfather Captain Tom. Heartbroken that we won’t hear his lovely voice, the twinkle in his eyes. Thank you Sir Tom for bringing light into our darkest days. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us.”

“I think I can safely say, they do not make many like Sir Tom anymore. What an amazing man and should be forever thanked and remembered for what he said and did for his country, and especially recently the NHS. Fly high Sir, and rest well with your loved ones who passed before,” a third wrote.

A fourth added: “How perfectly fitting was that hour. His family were magnificent. I feel drained of tears but so pleased that I was allowed to share it. So much love to them all.”

The service began with You’ll Never Walk Alone playing, which was the number one charity single Sir Tom recorded with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir last April.

Ms Teixeira then paid tribute to her father, as she said: “Daddy, you always told us ‘best foot forward’ and true to your word that’s what you did last year, raising a fortune for the NHS and walking your way into the nation’s hearts.”

“Daddy, I am so proud of you, what you achieved your whole life and especially in the last year.

“You may be gone but your message and your spirit lives on.”

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