A devastated father paid tribute to his “big-hearted” son after his death from the coronavirus just weeks before he was ready to move in with his “soul mate”.
Matthew Pearson, 26, from Leeds, died at home on October 1 just days after testing positive for Covid-19.
His father, Gary Pearson, described how he was “beyond the devastation” that his son had died and the family did not know how Matthew contracted the virus.
Matthew Pearson (pictured), 26, from Leeds, died at home on October 1 just days after testing positive for Covid-19
Marketing director Matthew, a Huddersfield University graduate with a first, was due to move in with his three-year-old girlfriend and “the love of his life” Hayley.
Speaking to Leeds Live, Mr Pearson said: “When he was born, I immediately knew we had a beautiful and unique bond, as I did when Gemma (Matthew’s sister) was born.
“Matthew loved his family and he loved spending time together, which we did on a regular basis.
Marketing director Matthew, a Huddersfield University graduate with a first, to move in with his three-year-old girlfriend and ‘the love of his life’ Hayley
Gary continued, “Hayley has become a very special part of our family. He loved her and always will be beyond words and I know Hayley feels the same.
He revealed how Hayley will always be apart of their family and recounted how the couple were “completely happy” together.
Gary described how he “loved” hearing about Hayley and Matthew’s “incredible trip to Thailand” and recounted how the couple “constantly” laughed.
The proud father revealed how he took comfort in knowing that he would be “reunited” with Matthew again and described how his son had “touched so many lives in a way words cannot describe”
The proud father revealed how he took comfort in knowing that he would be “reunited” with Matthew again and described how his son had “touched so many lives in a way words cannot describe.”
It comes after Britain recorded 26,860 more cases of the coronavirus, up 7.6% last Saturday – as deaths rose by 462 in 24 hours and scientists warned compliance with lockdown rules for the next two weeks would be “crucial” to ensure families can spend. Christmas together.
Last Saturday, the UK confirmed another 24,957 positive Covid tests, meaning today’s total showed a 7.6% increase.
A weekly report from the Office for National Statistics found that the epidemic in England had remained relatively stable during the first week of November, with only a 4% increase in daily infections, indicating a potential slowdown in the spread of the disease. virus.