Emotional Charlie Bird documentary moves viewers to tears

Charlie Bird
Pic: Climb With Charlie/Instagram

Charlie Bird had viewers in tears with his incredibly emotional documentary that aired this week.

Charlie Bird: Loud and Clear saw the veteran journalist visit his eventual resting place, a graveyard in Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands.

The island has a special place in his heart, with his lifelong pal Peadar Póil and his wife Brid living there.

Throughout the documentary, Charlie spoke candidly about his Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis that he learned about late last year.

Charlie Bird
Pic: VIP Ireland

He has spent the last few months sharing his experience of the disease as well as raising money for research on the illness.

The RTÉ journalist recently climbed Croagh Patrick to raise money for Irish Motor Neurone Disease (IMNDA) and Pieta, Ireland’s national suicide prevention charity.

During the documentary, he discussed how the disease has changed his life as well as how it has impacted his relationship with his wife, Claire Mould.

Viewers shared their feelings on social media, admitting that they were “in tears” as they watched the “raw and honest” documentary.

After the documentary aired, Charlie Bird took to Twitter on Monday evening, saying that the support he has received has helped him “cope” with his diagnosis.

“I want to thank everyone for the amazing support I have received since my diagnosis of a terminal illness,” he wrote.

“The humanity of people is hard for me to put into words. But the hands of friendship extended to me has helped me cope with the journey I am on. A big hug to everyone.”

Charlie Bird
Pic: VIP Ireland

Since his diagnosis, he has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about MND.

Climb with Charlie saw thousands of people across the country climb peaks in their local area, while Charlie climbed Croagh Patrick on April 2.

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