Tom Daleys husband shares adorable video message he left before gold medal win
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Gold-medal winner Tom Daley left a heart-warming video message for his husband Dustin and son Robbie Ray.
Tom, 27, is currently in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games where he has just won his first gold medal for the 10m synchronised diving with partner Matty Lee.
Sharing to Twitter, Dustin, 47, videoed the moment he and Robbie Ray, three, found the memory stick with the message from Tom on it.
He wrote next to the video: “It’s the big #OlympicGames competition day/night for our @TomDaley1994 & @mattydiver and our sweet Tom left us this surprise.”
In the clip Dustin showed off a tiny, white box that said it contained a “message from Tom” as he explained to their son that “papa” left them a present.
Wearing a onesie with rainbows, the tot opened the box, revealing a USB inscribed with the British Swimming logo.
Quite impressively, the three-year-old popped the stick into the laptop straight away and brought up a video of a beaming Tom.
Addressing his family, the gold-medal winner told them how grateful he is for their support, saying it had gotten him through his sporting career.
He said: “As you know, the support from you guys has been what has been able to get me through some of my crazy days – some of my easy days, the highs and lows and everything in between.”
He went on: “And I think the journey from Rio – where I was at my lowest point in my sporting career – to now coming into this Olympics in completely different mind spaces.
“I’m excited and the fact that you guys make me feel loved regardless of how I’m going to do makes things a lot easier.
“Takes a lot of pressure off of me. Thank you for that, and I miss you guys a lot.”
The doting dad, who Dustin called “Papa” to Robbie Ray, then added a special message for his adorable son.
He said: “Robbie, make sure you wear your nice t-shirt when you’re supporting papa. Make sure you cheer really loud so I can hear you. I love you.”
Fans were left in tears at the touching tribute from Tom to his family.
One follower wrote underneath: “Awww, this is so beautiful. What a wonderful surprise! It makes my heart burst to see how much love, joy and support surrounds your little family. Wishing Tom and Matty all the best for their competition, go get ‘em boys!”
“Omg… How adorable! Rooting for you all the way, Tom! Just watched women's synchro. Diving is my fave!,” tweeted another fan.
While a third gushed: “That’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Others just left rows of crying faces and memes to show how much the moving video had affected them.
Tom Daley burst into tears as he finally won his first Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The 27-year-old, alongside Matty Lee, 23, took home the win for 10m synchronised diving in the early hours of Monday morning.
This is Daley’s fourth time participating in the international event, and his first gold medal.
As he took to the podium, Daley was seen weeping away tears as he received his award, and later on admitted that he “was gone” thanks to the monumental moment.
“To finally have this gold medal around my neck after so many…” he began, before stumbling on his words.
Regaining his composure, he said: "I have been diving for 20 years and this is my fourth Olympics.
"Lots of people would've counted me out of this Olympics being the older person, but I'm in the best shape coming into this competition.
"The way we've been preparing, we've had an unstoppable mentality this year and it's the first time we've really been able to think like that 'we are the ones to beat and they've got to come and get us'.
"I still can't believe what's happening and I didn't think I was going to get here in the first place, but here we are.
"That moment, about to be announced as Olympic champions and to hear the national anthem play… I was gone,” he said. “I couldn't even sing. I was blubbering. I can't believe it.
"I'm so proud of Matt for holding it together. I felt I was going to crumble at a lot of points but he was in the zone. I felt everything was falling into place."
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