Susanna Reid breaks down on GMB as Grenfell victim talks tragic loss of niece

Susanna Reid could not fight back the tears on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain (June 14).

The host was joined by David Badilli and Manny Ruiz, who were both deeply affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy which ruined the lives of many five years ago.

Brave David, had been a firefighter at the scene and was taken with resting many who were trapped in the burning blaze.

He had been tasked with rescuing Manny’s 12-year-old niece Jessie – who sadly did not make it out alive from the devastating fire.

David was sent to the 20th floor to bring the young girl to safety but she had travelled to the top of building to get away from the flames and had no way out.

Jessie's tragedy brought the two men closer together and they are now close friends with the pair appearing on the ITV programme sharing their account of awful situation together.

The heartbreaking story left Susanna emotional and in tears and she commended the twosome for their "courage" and "bravery".

Becoming choked up as she addressed the two men, she said: "I can see how hard it is to hear… it’s hard for me and all I did was report on it here in the studio."

Susanna went on: "I can’t imagine how hard it is for you to listen, I know you’re friends you and David, and David at the time, you didn’t realise you were looking for your friend’s niece.

"But to find out someone was in the building trying to get Jessica back and she’d done what she thought was the safe thing to do, meant she was getting further into danger. It’s just hideous."

The presenter was full of admiration for David and Manny who were campaigning for justice for everyone effected by the disastrous situation that claimed the lives of many.

she told them: "I admire you both for it.

"We are so grateful that you’re able to talk about it, it is so important."

Manny and David explained to Richard and Susanna that they would ideally like for the building to be completely knocked down and turned into a memorial park for those still grieving – which the host's agreed would be a touching and fitting tribute.

GMB airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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