The heartwarming moment left viewers at home similarly reaching for the tissues, as one said on Twitter: “Oh my goodness #TheRepairShop is making me cry. That box is so beautiful.”
A second echoed: “Today’s #therepairshop has the refurbishment of a box that belonged to a boy who came over as a Kinder transport refugee. A brilliant and moving story for #HolocaustMemorialDay. Best TV of the week, as always.”
“Totally lost it at the point she said if she had the box, she still had Jim,” added a third.
While a fourth tweeted: “#therepairshop. dammit! I still haven’t made it through an episode without getting something in my eye! #tissues.”
The Repair Shop continues Wednesday at 8pm on BBC One.