Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family hid the ‘horrific’ trolling the army veteran received over his holiday to Barbados over fears it would have ‘broken his heart,’ his daughter says.
Hannah Ingram-Moore said the 100-year-old, who died earlier this month, would not have not ‘understood’ people ‘hating’ on them.
She said: “We never told him because I don’t think he could have ever understood it. I think it would have broken his heart honestly if we’d said to him people are hating us.”
Hannah said the trip was ‘a holiday of a lfetime’ for her dad, who raised millions of pounds for the NHS.
She added: “That trip to the Caribbean was a holiday of a lifetime for him.
“He sat outside in 29 degrees, in shorts, short-sleeve shirts, and sandals.”
Despite the backlash, Hannah is proud of the ‘incredible legacy’ that her dad has left behind.
Since his death, the family has also received an ‘outpouring of love and condolence’ from around the world.
When interviewed by BBC Breakfast, she said her father’s death had left a ‘deafening silence’ behind.
She said: “We’ve lost a huge part of our life.
“He’d been with us for over 13 years and it’s the deafening silence – that’s the way I can describe it.”
“Yes, it’s incredibly sad, but his legacy is hope and his legacy is positivity.”
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