This Hero Told His Fiancée To 'Tell Our Children Daddy Loves Them.' It Looks Like He Will Get To Tell Them Himself

June 29, 2015

The man who shielded his fiancée from a Tunisian student who opened fire on a public beach is doing well despite being shot three times.

Saera Wilson posted this photo on Facebook Sunday of her fiancé, Matthew James, giving a thumbs-up from his hospital bed:

"Just to say a massive thank you for everyone's support and messages, and donations made to us. I am reading the messages and status' out to Mat as they are coming in and he is overwelmed by the response. Soon as he is able he will reply to people but is still recovering at the moment and I am tying for him. Much love to you all."

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Facebook / Saera Wilson

The 30 year-old engineer took bullets to his shoulder, chest and hips.

Not knowing if he would survive the wounds, he told Saera to "tell our children daddy loves them."

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Facebook / Saera Wilson

Matthew's family released a statement through South Wales Police, saying, "Matthew is currently in a stable and comfortable condition – and he and his fiancee Saera are doing well, and are happy to be back in the UK."

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Facebook / Saera Wilson

(h/t) Buzzfeed.

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