Red Nose Day viewers across the country have been left in tears after watching Ed Sheeran break down with emotion while filming a charity video in Africa.
The singer spoke to Peaches, a young girl who lost her father during the Ebola crisis, leaving her without an adult to take care of her.
— BBC (@BBC) March 24, 2017
As he sang with her and listened to her story, he said witnessing her situation first hand was far worse than he had ever imagined.
As he fought back the tears, viewers used Twitter to share how his piece had encouraged them to donate to Comic Relief.
One person commented: “Didn’t expect to turn the TV on and see Ed Sheeran crying and then Peaches crying and then me crying man.”
— Melanie Earlam (@MelanieJE13) March 24, 2017
Comic relief is fun n funny but stories like Ed Sheeran one with the young girl is the reason I donate every year bless her. Heartbreaking 💜
— Lee 💁🏼👑 (@Lee_Lee_94) March 24, 2017
— Katie Pinnock (@katiepinnockx) March 24, 2017
— Chelsea (@chelseawood1989) March 24, 2017
As the programme returned to the BBC studio, the Shape Of You singer gave a live performance, before sharing a kiss with actor Greg Davies.
It appears that Ed’s spontaneous display of romance may have sparked another idea for a fundraising campaign.
If ed sheeran wants to kiss me I will gladly donate everything I own to comic relief 😘😘 #RedNoseDay
— Hayley Nicholls (@haylsnicholls) March 24, 2017
Any other takers?