Oldham pensioner surprised with a 'Silent Night' from Oldham College choir 

Date published: 12 December 2019

An Oldham pensioner who has spent his last 20 Christmas' alone has been surpised with festive cheer on BBC Breakfast this morning.

78-year old Terrence from Oldham, who works with the charity Age UK, told BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker that he didn't have a Christmas Tree.

The following day, the reporter returned to present Terrence with a tree, and an extra surprise.

Students from Oldham College gathered outside his home, to perform his favourite Christmas carol - 'Silent Night'.

Picture: BBC

Terrence went on to tell BBC Breakfast Presenter Dan Walker that his usual festive plans involved taking presents to his late mother's.

After working with Age UK, Terrance has now got a companion, 90-year old Nancy - who he will spend Christmas Day caring for and spending time with.

Picture: BBC

The viral video has since received 1.1 million views online and left viewers in tears.

Watch the BBC video below:


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