Last night there wasn’t any rugby on but there was certainly something special to watch involving a rugby league legend in the shape of Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow.
Burrow has been fighting Motor Neurone Disease since he was diagnosed in December 2019.
He sadly can no longer use his speech muscles but that didn’t stop him from reading a bedtime story on CBeebies last night using his eye gaze.
It has prompted a lot of love for the former Leeds number seven with one parent revealing their children had watched it 10 times.
My kids loved it. They’ve watched it at least 10 times. 👍
— RootyRoo (@RootyRoo2) December 4, 2022
Others described it as “wonderful.”
— Carl Watson (@WatsoniCarl) December 4, 2022
Others meanwhile described him as an inspiration.
Such an inspirational guy
— sf (@Theroxyfox) December 4, 2022
It was also stated that it was “valuable” to see for the young viewers.
Reading to and with your children is so valuable. Watching CBeebies together is a great alternative. @Rob7Burrow has lost his voice to #MND but that’s no deterrent to Rob. See for yourself https://t.co/hAfzU5bmG1
— Lorraine Dowson ❤️🌹🇪🇺 (@Lozpoedia) December 4, 2022
Naturally some described him as “a legend.”
Rob is a legend
— Thomas Johnstone (@tp_johnstone) December 4, 2022
Some said it was “joyous” to see him on the channel.
@Rob7Burrow on CBeebies. Oh my life, about as inspiration and joyous as you could ever hope for x
— Brendon Bone 💙 (@brendonvbone) December 4, 2022
It had some people in tears.
Sobbed throughout – the bravery of some folk is monumental !
“Things always look better in the morning “ here’s to that making any young person ( or anyone !) see that ❤️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🎅🏻
— Suzy 💙 (@SuzyScan) December 4, 2022
The best tweet perhaps came from Burrow’s father Geoff, a “proud” moment for him.
Tilda Tries Again – just seen this Inspirational Ceebies Bedtime Stories being read by my wonderful Son 👍what a truly inspiring story for anyone struggling hey ? Very Proud Dad xxxxxxx
— Geoff Burrow (@burrow_geoff) December 3, 2022