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.
The Boss made a surprise phone call to 86-year-old lifelong fan Iris Burroughs this week, following her full recovery from coronavirus.
We're so glad you're well again, Iris. We can't wait to have you as our guest at London Stadium when possible again! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8JCHeI41pY
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 25, 2020
Moyes has been involving himself in the local community during the coronavirus pandemic, including delivering fruit and vegetables to local residents.