Sir David Attenborough is receiving a lot of love as Planet Earth 2 comes to an end

We live in what seems like an increasingly polarised world, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone with a bad word to say about Sir David Attenborough.

As the second series of Planet Earth drew to a close, viewers became reflective, not just about our planet but about the wonderful man whose voice many of us have grown up with.

He and his crew of 22 cameramen and more than 40 production staff spent 2,089 days shooting to bring us one of the most viewed series of the year, and a truly important one at that.

But obviously it’s nothing new for Sir David, who’s been doing the extraordinary for too many years to count.

Sir David, now 90, delivered an epic monologue at the end of the series.

He has said a lot of words and narrated a lot of things over his career, but this really was special.

He touched a lot of people, and Twitter became a bit of a love-in.

By educating us over decades of work, with wildlife and in other ways, Sir David has brought a lot of positivity into the world.

And has inspired countless people.

It begs the question: do we need to create a new ranking for someone so incredible?

Seriously though, just look at the respect he commands.

And if you’re wondering how the great man does it, here’s some insight.

Thanks for being so wonderful.

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