Thomas Moore is well-known as the 100-year-old Englishman who walked 100 laps around his back garden in April, hoping to raise money for health care workers in Britain. His deed went so viral that he raised $40 million, and was promoted from Captain to honorary Colonel. But then something happened that thrilled him.
More than 1 million people from around the world signed a petition to have him knighted. Thanks to a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which was approved by Queen Elizabeth, the veteran's official title is now Sir Thomas Moore.