BBC viewers were left in bits on Christmas Day after Jordan North surprised a boy who is running 2km a day to support his best friend with leukaemia.
Freddie Xavi from Lancashire is raising money for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where his best pal Hughie Higginson is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in September.
The nine-year-old began running 2km a day in November to raise funds for the hospital.
However, before he knew it, he smashed his initial target of £1,000 and has raised a staggering £50,000 so far.
During Friday’s instalment, BBC Breakfast shared a clip of Freddie and Hughie being suprised by fellow Burnley supporter Jordan.
Just when the pair thought they were taking part in a ‘boring BBC meeting’, the I’m A Celeb runner-up popped up on screen.
Jordan surprised Freddie and Hughie (Picture: BBC)
‘Now that you’re both TV stars, shall we say, you’ve got to be on your best behaviour when you’re out and about and we just need to make sure that there are some rules that we want you to follow, is that alright?’ BBC Producer Josh Parry told them via video link.
‘I’m just going to see now, I think he can hear me, my boss is going to join now, he’s just there.’
Freddie has been running every day (Picture: BBC)
‘Well, well, well who have we got here?’ Jordan chipped in as he appeared on screen. ‘I’ve been told you’ve raised nearly £50,000.’
‘Well over £50k because there’s been other fundraising,’ Hughie replied.
Hughie is currently battling leukaemia (Picture: BBC)
‘Freddie’s raised over £50k and there’s been some other fundraising which has taken it to about £80,000.’
Jordan went on to praise the doctors at Manchester Children’s Hospital as he recalled his brother having cancer.
‘That is amazing because I know as well, personally, Manchester Children’s Hospital,’ Jordan added.
‘Like you, Hughie my brother had cancer and all the nurses and the doctors and staff there looked after him and they are fantastic, aren’t they?’
‘They’re amazing, all the doctors, consultants, nurses, everybody there, they’re amazing,’ Hughie replied.
After watching the heartwarming segment, emotional viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One tweeted: ‘Awww Damn you #BBCBreakfast tears at brekkie Freddie and Hughie just lovely.’
Another commented: ‘Crying on Christmas morning.’
While one added: ‘What an inspiring little boy. Everyone should have a friend like Freddie! x.’
‘Made me cry watching this morning! Such lovely and inspirational boys,’ another said.
BBC Breakfast airs daily at 6am on BBC One.
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