Viewers have praised TV’s Jeremy Kyle for hosting a special episode dedicated to children suffering life-changing conditions.
He met the families of Alfie, Matilda, Daire, Kye and Charlie on the ITV show on Thursday, entitled “my children are inspirational”.
One particularly special moment saw grime star Stormzy send in a personalised message for his number one fan and keen musician, Matilda.
During the programme, Kyle also spoke to wannabe TV star Alfie, horse-lover Daire, and a very cheerful Charlie, whose family are desperately trying to raise funds for him to receive specialist cancer treatment abroad.
For show fans, the “amazing” and “adorable” idea marked a welcome change from the programme’s usual line-up of relationship scandals, fights and lie detector tests.
Some even added that it helped give them some early morning perspective as they watched the families share their stories and, in some cases, talk about how it had brought them closer together.
The Jeremy Kyle child inspiration episode first thing in the morning is gonna have me smiling for the rest of the day— colley (@joshcolley_) July 20, 2017
Its nice to watch an episode of #jeremykyle that's positive and good rather than the idiot guests that's normally on show. 😊— Marie Anthony 🏴 (@mlawelshgirl) July 20, 2017
Todays Jeremy Kyle has choked me right up with those brave inspirational kids that have suffered misfortune in their lives. @itvjeremykyle— Kevin Thomas (@Undertaker180) July 20, 2017
Can't stop crying at Jeremy kyle these poor children omg my tears won't stop I feel so lucky compared 2 some of them kids god bless them all— Kim Louise Buckley (@kimmartinLCR) July 20, 2017
Jeremy Kyle continues on ITV at 9.25am on Friday.