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David Moyes Makes Touching Gesture To 86-Year Old COVID-19 Survivor

David Moyes Makes Touching Gesture To 86-Year Old COVID-19 Survivor

David Moyes has made a touching gesture to an 86-year old West Ham supporter who recently recovered from coronavirus.

Iris Burroughs, who has supported the club since the 1950s, received a phone call from the Hammers manager, who also invited her to be his guest at a future game.

Speaking to the club website, she said:

The manager was very nice and phoned me because he knew I had the virus so he wanted to check on me.

He was asking about me and how I was, more than anything else, and how I was coping.

He also said: 'I have a surprise for you' - when the games are up and running as normal again, I'm going to be picked up, taken to a match and then driven home again.

I was overwhelmed, to be honest, I didn't know what to say! It's going to be very exciting.

It was a wonderful gesture and it means a lot that everyone is thinking of me. It means a lot what the Foundation and club have done for me.

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Moyes has been involving himself in the local community during the coronavirus pandemic, including delivering fruit and vegetables to local residents.

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