Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter said his heart was “broken” to hear of trolling the family received.
Hannah Ingram-Moore said she couldn’t tell her 100-year-old father that “people hate us” after his huge fundraiser for the NHS.
She talked about her father’s days in the hospital and her last family vacation in the Caribbean.
Hannah Ingram-Moore with Sir Tom’s grandson Benjie and granddaughter Georgia (Joe Giddens / PA)
He died on February 2 at Bedford Hospital at the age of 100 after testing positive for Covid-19.
Sir Tom won the hearts of the nation with his fundraising drives during the initial lockdown when he completed 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden before his 100th birthday and raised more than £ 32 million for the NHS.
While trolling, Ms. Ingram-Moore told BBC Breakfast: “I couldn’t tell him.
“I think it would honestly have broken his heart if we had told him that people hate us.
“Because how can you explain to a 100-year-old man that something so incredibly good can cause so much horror? So the four of us put it in the four of us and said we weren’t going to play against … that hideous minority, we weren’t going to play against them, we weren’t because we are talking to the vast majority of the people we are in touch with. ”
A hearing will take place Wednesday at Lanark Sheriff Court in Scotland after a 35-year-old man was charged in connection with an alleged offensive message about Sir Tom posted on Twitter.
Ms. Ingram-Moore said her father wanted to come home to eat steak and fries after being hospitalized with coronavirus.
She said, “I’ve been saying to him the last few days,” So what do you want to eat when you get home? “And we decided it was steak and fries.
“He was very excited to get steak and chips and bring his frame back outside and his walker.
“The last real conversation was positive and it was about moving on and this is a nice place.”
Ms. Ingram-Moore said when the World War II veteran went to the hospital, the family “really everyone believed he would come out.”
“We thought the oxygen would help make it tough enough, (but) the truth is, it just wasn’t. He was old and just couldn’t fight it,” she added.
Before he died, the centenarian was allowed to cross a Caribbean vacation from his list when the family traveled to Barbados just before Christmas.
“It was just amazing,” said Ms. Ingram-Moore.
“He was sitting outside at 29 degrees, he read two novels, he read the papers every day, and we sat and we talked as a family, we went to restaurants (because we could) and he ate fish on the beach and what a wonderful one Thing to do.
“I think we were all so pleased we managed to give this to him.”
The full interview will air on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday.