Taoiseach Micheál Martin wore a special Adam King 'Hug for You' badge on his suit during his St Patrick's Day meeting with US President Joe Biden today.
The Taoiseach tweeted: “So pleased to share an #adamsvirtualhug from an extraordinary boy on a very special day."
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) March 17, 2021
Six-year-old Adam King from Cork, who has brittle bones, shot to fame on RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show in November when he held up a paper heart with “A hug for you” written across it.
The hearts were subsequently made into cards, sold at SuperValu stores, and a special postmark from An Post.
Mr Martin wrote a letter to King after his Late Late Toy Show appearance.
“In my speech to the country on Friday night, I thanked Ireland’s children for their strength and for the way you all have coped with Covid,” he wrote.
“When I was saying it, I could not have believed that, just a few hours later, the country would see such a perfect example of that strength on the Late Late Toy Show.
“Your virtual hug and your obvious kindness made the point better than I ever could.”