Toy Show star Adam King received a touching letter from Micheal Martin.
The six-year-old stole the hearts of the nation when he showed Ryan Tubridy his “virtual hug” and talked about his dream of working for NASA.
This Christmas, his virtual hug stamp will be about millions of letters delivered around the world.
And the cork young man has now received a letter from the Taoiseach himself, who told Adam he was “inspired.”
Mr. Martin wrote: “In my speech to the country, I thanked the children of Ireland for their strength and for the way you all treated Covid.
“When I said it, I couldn’t believe that only a few hours later the country would see such a perfect example of that strength in‘ The Late Toy Show ’.
“Your virtual hug and your obvious kindness made the matter better than I ever could.
“You are an inspiration Adam. Thank you so much for the strength you will give to all spectators. “
He then invited Adam for a tour of the Irish Air Corps in Baldonnel, before thanking Adam’s family and classmates, saying they, along with the staff of the Clonpriest National School, were a “great team”.
He ended by wishing Adam a Merry Christmas, and saying he would personally give Father Christmas a “very good report”.