DIY SOS fans in tears over family’s house transformation to help disabled son

Viewers were reduced to tears following Thursday's episode of BBC show DIY SOS .

The hit show was an emotional one which saw a local community coming together to rebuild a Plymouth family's home.

Fans of the show were left heartbroken as they heard the devastating story of the Morfey family.

Presenter Nick Knowles led his team through the incredible renovation of the family's old wrought-iron forge in Yealmpton.

Parents Tara and Chris Morfey bought the home with the intention to renovate it for their two eldest sons, who have cerebral palsy.

But when their daughter was heartbreakingly diagnosed with leukaemia and had to move miles away for treatment.

The family were torn apart, leaving their home without a kitchen or hot water.

As part of the BBC One show's 30th series, the episode saw Nick and the DIY SOS team travel to Plymouth to meet the family of seven and take on the renovation project.

Viewers took to social media to admit that they were impressed by the local community who provided their services to help the family complete their home.

Many commented that the kind work of locals "restored their faith in humanity".

Other viewers of the show fled to Twitter to praise the show and the family for their heartwarming story.

One user wrote: "Yes, watched it and as predicted, I had a cry. What an amazing family. We personally understand what destruction Leukaemia causes. "

Others shared: "Tonight's DIY SOS, was fantastic. My heart was in my mouth and l had tear's rolling down my face."

"OMG what an episode!! How much can any one family deal with!! A brilliant result. Well done to all at DIY SOS."

"Wow, what an episode! In tears the whole way through. What a lovely family and so deserving."

Speaking to the BBC before filming, presenter Nick said: "The diagnosis of cancer in one of the twins was particularly hard to deal with and has resulted in the family being split up.

"They had a dream to turn an old forge into a home they could all be in together, and unfortunately, the daughter's not allowed to come home to an environment that's not clean and tidy.

"So the family's been split up for nine months now. It would be nice if we could get them back together, and that's why the community's turned out."

DIY SOS continues Mondays at 8pm on BBC One.

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