Feb 23, 2021
Captain Sir Tom Moore’s last show of true character as he requests hilarious headstone reading: ‘I told you I was old’
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CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore's daughter Hannah fought back tears as Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid paid tribute to the hero - and also revealed what his "unusual" headstone will be.
The NHS fundraising hero passed away on February 2 aged 100 after contracting Covid-19.5Captain Sir Tom's daughter Hannah fought back tears as she spoke about her dad
Ahead of Captain Sir Tom Moore's funeral on Saturday, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid played a sweet tribute to the Second World War veteran.
Good Morning Britain showed clips of his iconic fundraising, as well as his appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.
After the clip played, daughter Hannah fought back tears as she spoke about her father.
She later described the family's journey as they were thrust into the spotlight - which led to more emotional scenes.5They paid tribute to him on Good Morning Britain
She said: "It's almost indescribable, we're just an ordinary family just like everyone else. And we sat here thinking, what can we do to help fight the pandemic in those very early days - raise a thousand pounds? And that was it, there was nothing more to it."
She added: "What happened was somehow, that story piqued an interest and it touched people's hearts.
"And all we did as a family was hang on. We were no experts, we had no experience, we in ten days had 1.5million emails and the world's press was at the gate. And all that we tried to do was lock together, the five of us, and try and do the best we could.
"I think it was here on your programme when we said, look, we don't even know what the number should be anymore. This is not up to us anymore, this is up to you the Great British public.5The fundraising hero's funeral will take place on SaturdayCredit: Reuters
"And so we handled the story and gave it out as we thought it was the right thing to do. What an incredible journey. We never thought about - we never planned, we never imagined any of it."
They also spoke about a chapter from his upcoming book, Captain Tom's Life Lessons, where he revealed what he wanted to happen after his death.
In the chapter, he wrote: "When I was younger, I enjoyed listening to The Good Show on the wireless, and one of the comedians who always made me laugh the hardest was Spike Milligan.
"Like me, he fought in the Second World War, but was wounded in Italy.5He revealed the cheeky message he wanted on his headstoneCredit: AFP
"When he died at the age of 83, he wrote his own epitaph, which was engraved in Gaelic on his headstone. It reads: 'I told you I was ill'.
"This always made me laugh, so I think I'd ask for the simple inscription of my name, the dates of my earthly span, and the words: 'I told you I was old'."
Hannah shared a laugh with Piers and Susanna as she confirmed that was true.
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He will be given military honours at the service, which is being attended by eight of his family.
His family worked closely with Bedfordshire police ahead of announcing the details of his funeral in a bid to stop well-wishers from gathering.
Parts of the funeral will be filmed by the BBC so those who supported Sir Tom can be part of the ceremony, which is being attended by his two daughters, Hannah and Lucy, his four grandchildren and his sons-in-laws.
Once Covid-19 restrictions permit, the family will intern Sir Tom’s ashes in Yorkshire, where he will rest with his parents and grandparents in the Moore family plot.Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral will take place on Saturday
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Principal cuts hair of middle schooler embarrassed about haircut
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Jason Smith, a principal at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana, has gone viral after social media learned of his good deed to boost the confidence of one of his students, Anthony Moore.
Moore wore a hat to conceal his hair which is against the school’s dress code. The dress code violation led to a 30-minute discussion with the school dean before Smith was asked to step in, according to CNN.
“I sat across from him and asked, ‘What’s wrong? Why are you being defiant, why are you refusing to take your hat off? It’s a pretty simple request,'” Smith said. “And he explained that his parents took him to get a haircut and he didn’t like the results.”
Though Smith and the dean thought his hair looked appropriate, Smith said her understood that “he’s a 13 or 14-year-old kid, and we know social acceptance is more important than adult acceptance.”
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Smith, who has cut hair for years, drove home to get his clippers to help Moore. The school contacted Moore’s parent for consent.
“I told him, ‘Look, I’ve been cutting hair since I was your age,’ and I showed him pictures of my son’s haircuts that I did and some of me cutting hair in college. And I said, ‘If I run home and get my clippers and fix your line, will you go back to class?’ He hesitated but then he said yes,” Smith said.
A touching moment: Indianapolis principal helps student return to class with haircut https://t.co/amSBTQil4A pic.twitter.com/LDw7qbYDWg— IndyStar (@indystar) February 26, 2021
Tawanda Johnson, Moore’s mother, thought Smith’s gesture was compassionate.
“He (Smith) handled it very well to keep him from getting in trouble at school. I’m just glad that he was able to handle that without being put in in-school suspension,” Johnson said.
Smith, who said he understood the cultural importance of hair as a Black male, said he learned that Moore kept his hat off for the remainder of the day.
“All behavior is communication and when a student is struggling, we need to ask ourselves what happened to this child instead of what’s wrong with the child,” Smith said.
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The principal’s thoughtful deed brought positive responses on Twitter. Celeste Headlee tweeted, “More of this, please. More of people asking questions before punishing. More of people problem-solving instead of judging.”
That principal is a great person. I empathize with that young man about his haircut, especially at that age. I stayed home from school once because of a bad haircut.— Keith (@keithnab) February 27, 2021
Fellow user @Keithnab tweeted, “That principal is a great person. I empathize with that young man about his haircut, especially at that age.”
For a world with more people like Mr. Smith! ????
Indianapolis principal helps student return to class with new haircut https://t.co/x2GbNUeNRc
Another user named Rubenia Borge tweeted, “For a world with more people like Mr. Smith!”
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