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Captain Tom inspires coronavirus-hit Britain

Retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for healthcare workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Moore has raised more than 29 million pounds ($36 million) for the National Health Service by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walking frame.

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Retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for healthcare workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Moore has raised more than 29...more

Retired British Army Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for healthcare workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden one hundred times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Moore has raised more than 29 million pounds ($36 million) for the National Health Service by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walking frame. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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A crying NHS worker holds a message for Captain Tom outside the Aintree University Hospital during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Liverpool, Britain, April 16, 2020. People tuned in from across the globe to watch his progress online, turning Moore into an unexpected focal point for a flood of donations to the state-funded healthcare system which is handling the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

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A crying NHS worker holds a message for Captain Tom outside the Aintree University Hospital during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Liverpool, Britain, April 16, 2020. People tuned in from across the globe to watch his progress online, turning...more

A crying NHS worker holds a message for Captain Tom outside the Aintree University Hospital during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Liverpool, Britain, April 16, 2020. People tuned in from across the globe to watch his progress online, turning Moore into an unexpected focal point for a flood of donations to the state-funded healthcare system which is handling the deadly coronavirus outbreak. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday on Thursday, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. Since completing his 100 laps - breaking both his initial 1,000 pound target and then the Guinness world record for a charity walk - Moore has received over 125,000 birthday cards.

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Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday on Thursday, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. Since completing his 100 laps - breaking...more

Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday on Thursday, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. Since completing his 100 laps - breaking both his initial 1,000 pound target and then the Guinness world record for a charity walk - Moore has received over 125,000 birthday cards. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. "It's the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man," said James Hodgson, headmaster of the Bedford School, which has taken on the mammoth task of opening and displaying the cards. The floor of the school hall has been transformed into a sea of goodwill messages, carefully curated by volunteers who have spent hours reading them over the last week. "We've had cards from all around the world, not just the UK ... we've had cards from two year olds and we've had cards from 92 year olds," Hodgson said.

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Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. "It's the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man," said James Hodgson, headmaster of the Bedford School,...more

Birthday cards are seen on display at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020. "It's the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man," said James Hodgson, headmaster of the Bedford School, which has taken on the mammoth task of opening and displaying the cards. The floor of the school hall has been transformed into a sea of goodwill messages, carefully curated by volunteers who have spent hours reading them over the last week. "We've had cards from all around the world, not just the UK ... we've had cards from two year olds and we've had cards from 92 year olds," Hodgson said. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Captain Tom Moore, 99, poses in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Prince Harry said in an interview that he was honoured to be an army veteran in the company of people like Moore. "Congratulations to Tom. What he's done is utterly amazing. It's not just what he's done but it's the reaction that people have had as well. Just wonderfully British," Harry told the Declassified podcast for ex-servicemen and women.

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Captain Tom Moore, 99, poses in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Prince Harry said in an interview that he was honoured to be an army veteran in the company of people like Moore. "Congratulations to Tom. What he's done is utterly amazing....more

Captain Tom Moore, 99, poses in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. Prince Harry said in an interview that he was honoured to be an army veteran in the company of people like Moore. "Congratulations to Tom. What he's done is utterly amazing. It's not just what he's done but it's the reaction that people have had as well. Just wonderfully British," Harry told the Declassified podcast for ex-servicemen and women. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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British Army Captain Tom Moore is pictured in uniform, in this undated handout. "I am still amazed by the amount of kindness and generosity from the UK public who continue to give despite it being an uncertain time for many," Moore said in a statement.

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British Army Captain Tom Moore is pictured in uniform, in this undated handout. "I am still amazed by the amount of kindness and generosity from the UK public who continue to give despite it being an uncertain time for many," Moore said in a...more

British Army Captain Tom Moore is pictured in uniform, in this undated handout. "I am still amazed by the amount of kindness and generosity from the UK public who continue to give despite it being an uncertain time for many," Moore said in a statement. Maytrix Group/Handout via REUTERS
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British Army Captain Tom Moore poses with trophies on a motorcycle in civilian clothing, in an unknown location, in this undated handout. Maytrix Group/Handout via REUTERS

British Army Captain Tom Moore poses with trophies on a motorcycle in civilian clothing, in an unknown location, in this undated handout. Maytrix Group/Handout via REUTERS

British Army Captain Tom Moore poses with trophies on a motorcycle in civilian clothing, in an unknown location, in this undated handout. Maytrix Group/Handout via REUTERS
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Captain Tom's grandson Benjamin Ingram-Moore reads the birthday cards displayed in Bedford School ahead of his grandfather's 100th birthday, in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS

Captain Tom's grandson Benjamin Ingram-Moore reads the birthday cards displayed in Bedford School ahead of his grandfather's 100th birthday, in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS

Captain Tom's grandson Benjamin Ingram-Moore reads the birthday cards displayed in Bedford School ahead of his grandfather's 100th birthday, in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS
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Scarecrows representing Captain Tom Moore and an NHS nurse are seen at the Tynedale House Residential Home in Blyth, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Scarecrows representing Captain Tom Moore and an NHS nurse are seen at the Tynedale House Residential Home in Blyth, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Scarecrows representing Captain Tom Moore and an NHS nurse are seen at the Tynedale House Residential Home in Blyth, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Birthday cards are arranged in Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS

Birthday cards are arranged in Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS

Birthday cards are arranged in Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain April 27, 2020. Bedford School/via REUTERS
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Artist Rachel List poses after painting a mural of Captain Tom Moore in Pontefract, Britain, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Artist Rachel List poses after painting a mural of Captain Tom Moore in Pontefract, Britain, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Artist Rachel List poses after painting a mural of Captain Tom Moore in Pontefract, Britain, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Captain Tom Moore and his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore speak via video-link at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Britain April 21, 2020. The retired army officer was the guest of honor at the opening of the field hospital, which was set up to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Captain Tom Moore and his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore speak via video-link at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Britain April 21, 2020. The retired army officer was the guest of honor...more

Captain Tom Moore and his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore speak via video-link at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Britain April 21, 2020. The retired army officer was the guest of honor at the opening of the field hospital, which was set up to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS
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The family of Captain Tom Moore, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and Grandchildren Benji and Georgia applaud outside his home during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

The family of Captain Tom Moore, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and Grandchildren Benji and Georgia applaud outside his home during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

The family of Captain Tom Moore, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and Grandchildren Benji and Georgia applaud outside his home during the Clap for our Carers campaign in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for health workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for health workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Captain Tom Moore, 99, raises money for health workers by attempting to walk the length of his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday in Marston Moretaine, Britain, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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Rosie McLaughlin poses with artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Rosie McLaughlin poses with artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

Rosie McLaughlin poses with artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
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Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Birthday cards are opened and sorted at Bedford School ahead of Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday in Bedford, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore is seen in Tamworth, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Carl Recine

Artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore is seen in Tamworth, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Carl Recine

Artwork paying tribute to the NHS and Captain Tom Moore is seen in Tamworth, Britain, April 28, 2020 REUTERS/Carl Recine
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