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Remember WW2 Vet Tom Moore? He Just Turned 100 And Over 140K People Sent Him B-Day Cards

Tom Moore, the WWII vet who raised more than $36 million for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) by walking laps around his garden received more than 140,000 cards for his 100th birthday on Thursday.

via Twitter/ @jjgiddens 

Captain Tom Moore’s goal was to complete 100 laps by his 100th birthday. His family chronicled his daily exercise on Twitter as the story quickly went viral, causing Moore to surpass his fundraising goals in 24 hours.

Moore raised money for NHS Charities Together, NHS’s fundraising arm that supports staff, patients, and facilities of the UK’s healthcare system.

The outpouring of well-wishers who sent the vet birthday regards included Queen Elizabeth II herself.

And of course, medical workers expressed their gratitude for Moore’s efforts on his birthday.

via Twitter/ @captaintommoore

 

via Twitter/ @captaintommoore

He has received so many birthday cards, Moore can’t bring them home and is storing them at his Grandson’s school.

via Twitter/ @jjgiddens

 

via Twitter/ @jjgiddens

The Royal Mail has honored the veteran by stamping all letters mailed during his birthday week with a commemorative stamp.

And he’s been elevated to the status of honorary colonel!

Moore told BBC News it feels “extraordinary” to be turning 100.

What a legend.

Susan LaMarca

Written by Susan LaMarca