Love is certainly in the air at a South London care home this year after Piers Morgan surprised an admiring resident with a sweet Valentine’s Day message.
The special surprise was arranged by staff at The Summers care home in West Molesey having noticed that resident Rosie Kirkin (88) held a flame for the TV personality.
Akua Buabeng, home manager at The Summers explains: “At The Summers we love to see our residents smile, so we’re always looking for new ways to surprise them. We noticed that Rosie often wakes up early to watch Good Morning Britain and when we asked her about this, she confessed that it’s to catch a glimpse of Piers who she finds “rather dashing – if only she were a few years younger”!
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought how wonderful it would be if we could surprise Rosie with a message from Piers, just for her. We spoke to a few people, not sure if it would amount to anything, and we were absolutely delighted when the video came through!”
“Rosie’s reaction was priceless, she couldn’t stop blushing and proudly played the video for all of her friends afterwards,” Akua added.
In the message, Piers can be seen saying: “Rosie, it’s Piers Morgan here. I know you’ve got a little bit of a soft spot for me and who knows if our lives had followed different paths, we could have been spending Valentine’s Day together, couldn’t we? I want to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for all your years of support – it’s greatly appreciated. I know it’s been a tough year for everybody, definitely in care homes, but I want to wish you and everybody in your home all the very best on this special, lovely day.”
Speaking of her crush and her delight upon hearing from him, Rosie said: “Although Piers can be known to divide opinions, I’ve always thought he’s great. He’s intelligent, charismatic and easy on the eyes so, of course, I have a soft spot for him! I can’t believe he took the time to send such a lovely message, it’s made me very happy. I’d very much like to meet him one day, so hopefully, we can make a date!”