Meet Captain Moore: The (Almost) 100-Year-Old Hero

Scarlett Adler

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Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some opt for walkers and long strolls around their colorful gardens. Folks, meet Captain Moore: the 99-year-old World War Two veteran who just won the hearts of users worldwide.

It all started when the army hero set out on an inspiring goal to not only boost his health during these trying times, but to give back to the community.


"It started off as a family joke," as Moore himself put it, but quickly turned him into an overnight sensation, as he raised a whopping $25 million for the NHS.

Well, what exactly did our beloved superstar do, exactly? After being "Treated so well by the NHS," the 99-year-old decided to raise £1,000 (about $1,250) for the health service by completing 100 laps around his garden before his 100th birthday on April 30th.

Reuters / Peter Cziborra

Sure enough, after officially starting the uplifting challenge on April 6th, Moore has since completed his applaud worthy task - and earned the hearts of you and me in the process.

"It's a fantastic sum of money. I would never have imagined that amount. It's unbelievable that people have been so kind," he revealed on his viral accomplishment.