This Morning viewers in floods of tears as boy, 10, meets donor who saved his life
Finley Hill and his family met the donor who saved the young boy's life today – after ITV's This Morning surprised them and flew him over from Brazil.
It was a tear-jerking moment as the gobsmacked family were finally able to meet Jose from Brazil who's stem cell donation cured 10 year old Finley's rare immune disease.
Finley first appeared on This Morning with his parents in 2019 when they were desperately searching for a donor and, having found one, he went on to have a transplant in November 2021, before being given the all-clear.
The young boy was back on the sofa on Friday's episode of This Morning, alongside his mum Jo and his father Paul to give hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield an update on his health.
Whilst they were there, Jo revealed that the family had been able to get in touch with donor Jose and that they had reached out through WhatsApp and social media, however they'd never met.
After the viewers were shown a snap of Jose with his wife and son, as well as a video recording from Jose, Phillip announced that they had a huge surprise for the family, as they had flown him over from Brazil.
He said: "Well the thing is, we've gone one step further than that and we've flown him from Brazil and he's about to come in through those doors over there."
Tears were flowing as he entered the studio Finley rushed over and embraced him, and the little lad bawled his eyes out at meeting the man who saved his life.
After letting their son have his moment, his parents also joined for a group hug, with everyone in tears at the unbelievable moment.
A clearly moved Holly said: "If that doesn't make you sign up to an organ donation or bone marrow donation this afternoon, then nothing will," as the family sat back down on the sofa.
As Jose doesn't speak English, a translator helped him and the family to communicate as Holly and Philip asked them questions.
Viewers of the show were quick to take to Twitter to express their emotions at the show, with one person tweeting: #ThisMorning I am in absolute bits," whilst another wrote: "Sobbing my eyes out #ThisMorning."
Someone else tweeted: "That got me… #ThisMorning," while another said: "I'm not crying you're crying #ThisMorning."
This Morning airs on weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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