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Man Who Saved 669 Children During Holocaust Gets Biggest Surprise On TV Show

Get ready to shed some man tears, some very manly tears, at what you’re about to watch…

During World War II, and particularly The Holocaust, Nicholas Winton ensured he would become the stuff of legends by performing a truly incredible deed.

The then-young British stockbroker risked his life to save 669 children (mostly Jewish) from Czechoslovakia during the horrific period by ensuring their safe passage to Britain. Then, like a true hero of a man, never spoke of it again!

Sir Nicholas Winton with child

It wasn’t until fifty years later, when his wife found a scrapbook in their attic contained the names, pictures and documents of everyone he saved, that his bravery and selflessness was brought to light.

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and awarded the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014, Sir Nicholas died on July 1, 2015 at the revered age of 106, but not before appearing on a UK television program called That’s Life! in 1988.

In the program, he was made to believe he was a regular member of the audience. However, unbeknownst to him, he was the most important person in the room and the only reason why everyone single one of his fellow audience members was alive.

Grab a handkerchief because you’re going to need it to watch the video…

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