On Tuesday night, ITV introduced us to some truly great Britons.
Hosted by Carol Vorderman, the Pride of Britain awards paid tribute to people who had displayed incredible bravery, dedication and selflessness, who had saved lives, been through terrible times but come back fighting, and inspired others – and it brought out some strong emotions in viewers…
It helped us get a sense of perspective, and appreciate what we have…
— naughtyfortydiaries (@naughty_forties) November 1, 2016
When everything bad in your life seems completely irrelevant #prideofbritain
— Heidi Morris (@Hidez86) November 1, 2016
These people are so incredible and brave, makes you want to stop sweating the insignificant things and be more like them. #PrideofBritain
— Bomer. (@MattBomcr) November 1, 2016
We really need to think how lucky we are ?#PrideofBritain
— mollie (@MollieMurs_x) November 1, 2016
It made us feel humble…
Watching #prideofbritain Tears in my eyes and feeling humble watching amazing people.
— Phil Gabe (@Gabe55Gabe) November 1, 2016
Really putting life into perspective. Very humbling experience watching #PrideOfBritain
— Leesa (@leesasinyor) November 1, 2016
Watching #prideofbritain and feeling humble ?
— Nikki Williams (@NikkiWill) November 1, 2016
It made us cry, of course…
I am made of stern stuff I managed 7 mins before #prideofbritain made me cry.
— jyoti dhillon (@jyotidhillon) November 1, 2016
Christ, its dusty or there’s a lot of pollen in here or something *wipes eyes* #prideofbritain
— Simon from Harlow (@simonfromharlow) November 1, 2016
It took half an hour for the tears to start. #prideofbritain
— jade ? (@jadeccx) November 1, 2016
She's raised 2.5 million to help other children in awe and in tears #prideofbritain
— Teamdonovan (@teamdonovan_) November 1, 2016
Watching the #PrideOfBritain awards and I'm already crying. ?
— Ainante // Callie (@Aiinante) November 1, 2016
But finally it made us feel inspired…
Watching #prideofbritain is so incredibly inspiring. Make you realise how lucky you truly are compared to some. My worries our nothing.
— Izabela Macias (@IzabelaTweets) November 1, 2016
— Nathan Gurd (@NathanGurdMusic) November 1, 2016
What an incredible night ! Feeling inspired by all the heroes we met tonight #prideofbritain ??
— Matt Terry (MT) (@MattTerry93) November 1, 2016
Feeling very emotional and inspired watching #prideofbritain – some incredible people who make me want to be a better person
— Ms Phelps Copleston (@TheTeamHistory) November 1, 2016