A clip going viral online shows UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock unsuccessfully pretending to cry on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” on Tuesday.
Hancock became “emotional” after discussing 90-year-old British grandmother Margaret Keenan, who was the first person in the UK to take the COVID-19 vaccine outside of trials.
The next person to get the shot was an 81-year-old man named William Shakespeare.
After hearing Shakespeare speak, Hancock acted like he was tearing up, and Piers Morgan commented, “You’re quite emotional about that.”
“It’s been such a tough year for so many people and there’s William Shakespeare putting it simply for everybody that we can get on with our lives,” he said, stopping to “sob” now and then. “And there’s still a few months to go, we can’t blow it now. We’ve still got to get the vaccine to millions of people, so we’ve got to keep sticking by the rules. It makes me proud to be British.”
Despite Hancock saying the vaccine makes him “proud to be British,” The Guardian notes, “the UK had almost nothing to do with this vaccine.”
The internet had their fun with Hancock’s crocodile tears.