Captain Tom gives Life Lessons from a 100-year-old in a new book published after his death

London, UK - British Captain Sir Tom Moore, who recently died at the age of 100 after breaking fundraising records during Covid-19, is continuing to walk people through life with a newly published book of wisdom.

Captain Tom died in February at the age of 100 after finishing his Life Lessons book two months earlier (collage).
Captain Tom died in February at the age of 100 after finishing his Life Lessons book two months earlier (collage).  © Twitter/Screenshot/ImCalledAmyyy & Instagram/Screenshot/captainsirtom

Today, Penguin Books posthumously published Captain Tom's Life Lessons, a collection of anecdotes by the World War II veteran.

Sir Captain Tom finished writing the book in December, just two months before his death. In it, he reflects on the meaning of life with bits of inspiration.

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Last year, Captain Tom raised almost 32.8 million pounds (the equivalent of $45 million) in donations for the British NHS during the pandemic by walking up and down his garden with his walker.

He walked 100 laps in his backyard in honor of his 100th birthday and became an overnight hero. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (94) last summer, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson (56) called him "not just a national inspiration but a beacon of hope for the world."

Sir Captain Tom died on February 2 from Covid-19 and complications from pneumonia.

In response to his passing, the flag above Johnson's home at 10 Downing Street was flown at half-mast, an honor normally reserved only for royal memorials. His funeral in February was celebrated with full military honors and broadcast live on TV.

"I would love to watch my own funeral from a distance," Captain Tom wrote in his book, saying that it would be "quite fun" for him to look down and giggle at people making a fuss over him.

The captain's modesty and humor earned him adoration not only in the UK but around the world. His new book is certain to continue his heartwarming legacy.

Cover photo: Collage: Twitter/Screenshot/ImCalledAmyyy & Instagram/Screenshot/captainsirtom

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