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Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family hid vile online abuse

The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore hid online abuse from him as it would have 'broken his heart'.

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The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore revealed that they hid online abuse as it would have broken his heart. Hannah Ingram-Moore, a daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore, said that he would have a broken heart if he knows people are hating them.

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family hid vile online abuse

“Because how do you rationalise to a 100-year-old man that something so incredibly good can attract such horror. So we contained it within the four of us and we said we wouldn’t play to… that vile minority.

We wouldn’t play to them, we’re not, because we are talking to the massive majority of people who we connect with,” added Ms Ingham-Moore.

It happens after police charged a 35-year-old man over an alleged offensive tweet about the war veteran. Last spring, he gathered over £32m for the NHS after walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. Then he was knighted by the Queen for his efforts in July.

Ms Ingham-Moore spoke about her last conversation with her father and thought that’s a positive conversation. “I said to him in the last few days, ‘so, what do you want to eat when you come home? and we decided it was steak and chips. He was excited about coming out for steak and chips and getting his frame back outside and his walker,” said Ms Ingham-Moore.

The captain’s daughter thought that the oxygen would help, that he would be robust enough, (but) the truth is he just wasn’t. He was old and he just couldn’t fight it. Before he passed away, he ticked a wonderful trip to the Caribbean off his bucket list, travelling to Barbados with his family just before Christmas.

Ms Ingham-Moore described, “He sat in 29 degrees outside, he read two novels, he read the newspapers every day, and we sat and we talked as a family, we went to restaurants (because we could there) and he ate fish on the beach and what a wonderful thing to do. I think we were all so pleased we managed to give him that.” Captain Sir Tom Moore died aged 100 in Bedford Hospital around two weeks ago after catching Covid-19.

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