Tom Hardy fulfils woman’s dying wish to meet her hero after social media appeal
A dying woman who decalared her last wish was to meet Tom Hardy received a video call from her hero after a social media appeal.
Jo-Anne Shaw, who is receiving end-of-life care at Myton Hospice in Warwick, had told staff her dream would be to speak to the actor.
They put an appeal on social media and the actor responded on Instagram saying: “Be my pleasure.”
After the video call on Friday and Mrs Shaw, 58, told the BBC: “He has made my day. He put me on a pedestal for a day and that’s all I can ask for.”
The mother of two, who has cancer, is such a huge fan of the Peaky Blinders star that her friend even sent her a life-sized cardboard cut-out of the actor which has pride of place in her room.
Hospice staff secured 3,000 shares and hundreds of comments on Facebook brining the appeal to the attention of the actor.
She added: “I’m such a big fan of his, I’ve watched all his movies and boxsets especially during lockdown. I love him to bits. I haven’t been very well for a while now, but he put me on a pedestal for a day and that’s all I can ask for.”
The star told Ms Shaw she was a “very popular lady”.
A spokesperson for the hospice posted on Facebook: “We’ve been blown away by Tom’s kindness and support.
“Jo-Anne and her family cannot thank you enough for making this happen,” they told followers.