‘Hang on’ Dermot O’Leary fights back tears over young fundraiser ‘Want a tissue?’

This Morning: Alison and Dermot in tears over boy's charity work

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 On Friday’s This Morning, Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond were back to present the ITV show. Throughout the programme, the duo spoke with a number of guests including eight-year-old Henry Sinclair who had been collecting donations for his local food bank for 20 months. However, as the interview came to an end, Dermot appeared to get emotional as his co-star offered to get him a tissue.

Before Dermot and Alison said goodbye to Henry and his mum, the host asked: “If people want to donate at home, can you point them to anywhere they can donate?”

Henry’s mum Katie replied: “Absolutely if you’re in South Bucks or anywhere just contact your local food bank.

“But the One Can Food Bank Trust is here in High Wycombe.”

“Thanks, guys,” Dermot continued before he appeared to fight back tears.

As Alison tried to continue with the show, Dermot interrupted: “Hang on a second.

“You’re not the one that’s crying, I am the one that’s crying.”

“I’m don’t want to,” Alison admitted as she also struggled to keep her composure before she offered: “Do you want a tissue?”

“No,” Dermot replied. “What’s done is done, let’s go to the break.”

 

Before the emotional moment, the duo spoke with Henry and his mum about all the charitable work he has been doing.

“At the start of lockdown, I was worried people couldn’t donate to One Can Food Bank,” Henry explained.

“So, I put a box outside my house and asked the neighbours to donate.”

“That’s such a lovely thing to do, how did you spread the word?” Alison went on to ask.

Henry replied: “People kept donating and over 100 children became street heroes.”

Speaking about the food bank, Katie chipped in: “It is a food bank based in South Bucks and helps anyone who needs to use the food bank.

“It’s been crucial in lockdown. Henry was worried about how we could donate, and we used to donate to the supermarkets.

“Back in September they were helping around 300 people and now it’s about 600 people a week.”

 

 

Viewers took to social media following the segment to praise Henry for his selfless act of kindness.

Su penned: “Heart-warming to see this lovely kindness. I’m with you Dermot, it brought tears to my eyes.”

Claire wrote: “Awe bless him. Loved when he said we get the neighbours to donate . Haha bet they loved that.” (sic)

While Alfred tweeted: “Just like Alison said that’s a credit to his mum, certainly doing a great job.”

Bernadette added: “What a kind & thoughtful you man … well done, Henry.”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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