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23rd May 2017

This story about Sir Roger Moore is heart-warming, wonderful and absolutely essential

Paul Moore

On such a tough day, this will lift your spirits. A remarkable man.

Right now, every single person is dwelling on those small acts of kindness and humanity that define what it is to be a decent person.

Whether it’s taxi drivers that are tirelessly working throughout the night to help those people that were stranded after the Manchester attacks, NHS staff that rushed to help those in need, or just random strangers that performed remarkable acts of heroism, it’s during these difficult times that the humanity and compassion in people shines through the most.

One man that defined those principles is Sir Roger Moore but sadly, as reported earlier, he has passed away.

James Bond might be a fictional hero, but in real life, Sir Roger Moore’s remarkable humanitarian work and devotion to charities exceeded the heroism of 007.

During his tireless work as a UN Ambassador, Moore did all of the following – as per Unicef:

“He visited projects in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Sir Roger’s travels with Unicef have taken him all over the world: to Ghana, Jamaica, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Philippines and Mexico.

Sir Roger has supported our Check Out For Children partnership with Starwood Hotels since its launch more than 20 years ago, visiting programmes in Brazil, Mexico and Ethiopia to highlight the impact of donations made. He was knighted for his services to charity in 2003.

In 2012, Sir Roger hosted an auction of Bond memorabilia held on Global James Bond Day which raised £723,600 for Unicef’s work for children. A month later he received the first-ever Unicef UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless work as a fundraiser and a global advocate for children’s rights.

The following year, Sir Roger visited Unicef’s Supply Division in Copenhagen in the aftermath of the 2013 Philippines Typhoon. Sir Roger thanked Unicef staff for their hard work and helped encourage donations following the emergency.

In 2014, he was a key representative at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and spoke about his many years as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.”

In fact, Moore even said : “I’ve been an exceedingly lucky actor, and the luck of it all was that I was able to come and work for Unicef. Working with Unicef has taught me humility.”

“Well, if you want an example of Moore’s humility, decency and sense of humour, this story by Marc Haynes, relayed by the author Ken Shabby on Twitter, is the perfect example”

RIP to a very kind man.