The Repair Shop viewers were bawling during tonight’s emotional episode (Picture: BBC)
The Repair Shop viewers were bawling at tonight’s show, when the team battled to fix the ship-shaped clock a deaf man was gifted by his late grandfather.
Herbert Klein opened up about his emotional bond with his grandfather, who noted his love of ships and gave him a silver clock when he was much younger.
He appeared on the BBC One show with son Joshua as they asked Jay Blades and Steve Fletcher to help restore the item to its former glory.
‘My father passed away when I was four, so my grandfather became like my father,’ Herbert explained through Joshua.
‘He didn’t treat me any different from a hearing person. He treated me exactly the same. He had a lot of care and love for me, and he’d always play around with me.
‘We had great fun and he loved me a lot.’
The team were asked to fix a clock with a touching story behind it (Picture: BBC)
Herbert was in tears over their efforts (Picture: BBC)
Herbert tried to repaid the clock himself but was never able to, and ended up losing an important mechanism – pleading with the team to help.
Through a lot of hard work, Steve and co managed to get the clock back to a working condition, leaving Herbert in tears when he returned to the studio.
In a touching moment, Steve communicated with Herbert through sign language as he presented him with the newly-repaired heirloom.
‘I want the world to see it, I want to show everybody,’ he replied.
‘Thank you Steve for practising your sing language as well, I’m amazed at your sign language.’
It wasn’t just Herbert who was left emotional, as fans watching on from home couldn’t cope with the scenes.
Flocking to Twitter, one penned: ‘#repairshop kills me every time, they just fix old stuff, stop it. I’m not crying you’re crying.’
‘Right. I am emotional. What a lovely, lovely man. God bless you. #repairshop,’ another agreed.
‘This beautiful episode of #repairshop is so moving, wow, bawling,’ a Twitter user commented.
As a follower added: ‘#repairshop is such an awesome show, such a lovely bunch of talented and kindhearted humans, fills my heart with joy.’
The Repair Shop continues on Wednesdays, at 8pm, on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.