Toy Show star Adam King received an emotional letter from Micheal Martin.
The six-year-old stole the nation’s hearts when he showed Ryan Tubridy his “virtual hug” and talked about his dream of working for NASA.
This Christmas, the postage stamp of his virtual hug will be on millions of letters delivered worldwide.
And the young Cork has now received a letter from the Taoiseach himself, telling Adam that it is “an inspiration.”
Mr Martin wrote: “In my speech to the country, I thanked the children of Ireland for their strength and for the way you have dealt with everyone with Covid.
“When I said that, I couldn’t have imagined that only a few hours later, the country would see such a perfect example of this force in ‘The Late Late Toy Show.’
“Your virtual hug and your obvious kindness made the point better than I ever could.
“You are an inspiration, Adam. Thank you very much for the strength you will have given to all who watch. “
He then invited Adam on a tour of the Irish Air Force in Baldonnel, before thanking Adam’s family and classmates, saying they, along with staff at Clonpriest National School, were a “great team.”
He ended by wishing Adam a Merry Christmas and saying that he would give Santa a “very good report.”