Piers Morgan was moved by the beautiful moment when a D-Day veteran burst into tears as he congratulated his caregivers on the “wonderful” life he had.
The presenter, 55, posted a crying emoji with images of 94-year-old navy veteran Ken Benbow, trying in vain to hold back tears while thanking caregiver Kia Tobin for his support.
WWII soldier made an appearance at Good Morning Britain to commemorate V.E. Day.
But when the D-Day hero was asked what he thought of his devoted 17-year-old caregiver, he burst out with emotion trying to show his appreciation.
Against tears, he added: “I think she is beautiful, she is beautiful in every way. And everyone at home too. They couldn’t do more for you. You couldn’t wish for a better home anywhere.
Piers, who is preparing to return to work on Monday after a short illness, shared the video with a crying emoji.
Dozens of viewers followed suit, saying that the special moment also brought them to tears.
One of them said: ‘Ken Benbow you made me cry so charming a man that I greet you !! Thank you.’
Another fan wrote: Raise your hand if you still had tears in your eyes when Ken Benbow and @KiaTobin were on #GMB.
And another commented: “Ohh ken & Kia such a beautiful story so happy that he is happy in his house #Gmb. “
Mr. Benbow, who went viral for a video showing his caregiver, Kia Tobin, gave him a cushion with the image of his late wife, talked about how many V.E. The day means to him.
“I was not in the UK when V.E Day performed. It turns out that I was in the Pacific, we were on our way to invade Japan. We picked up slaughtered men from the sea and brought them back to their aircraft carriers.
Ken Benbow, 94, burst into tears when Kia Tobin (left, together) handed him Ada’s pillow (right) at the Thistleton Lodge retirement home in Preston, Lancashire
“We were doing various things, but we learned on the wireless network that the war in Europe had ended and that Germany had been defeated, which was a wonderful feeling and we were all very, very happy. But there was little we could do because, as I said, we were in the middle of a battle.
Speaking of wanting to return to the UK to celebrate with friends and family, Benbow said, “Certainly, that was the most important thing. “
When asked what he would say in his speech later today in the nursing home, Mr. Benbow said, “I will thank the Lord for my life. I had a wonderful life, I had the most wonderful woman in the world. I have the most wonderful caregiver now, but they are all angels here, I couldn’t wish I could be in a better place.
Caregiver Kia, who moved into the care home to better protect residents, bought Ken a pillow with a photo of his late wife Aida when they appeared on GMB last month.
At the time, she said she was concerned that he might sleep with a photo of Aida framed in glass.
Speaking after the video went viral, Kia said, “It was really crazy. I can’t really describe what it was! I was delighted to see the support we received – and the letters that were written. I was in tears watching them.
Mr. Benbow, originally from Oswestry in Shropshire, was married to Ada for 71 years and fought in the Pacific and Mediterranean during World War II