Adam King and his virtual hugs continue to make an impression on the world stage, as highlighted in his appearance on last night's Late Late show.
The young lad, who became an instant star when he appeared on the the Late Late Toy Show last November, was back to chat to Ryan Tubridy last night and brought the whole family with him.
Viewers loved the appearance by the loving, close-knit King family - including scene-stealing baby sister Sarah!
Lads the king family on the #LateLateShow are the most adorable people on the planet. I thought Adam was the star of the #toyshow but his baby sister Sarah is steeling the show tonight wandering around the studio 🥰😍 the rest of the family are so adorable too #LateLate— Mark Ryan (@Mark_Pablo_R) May 28, 2021
It’s no wonder Adam King is such a lovely soul with his beautiful family. #LateLateShow— Cara O'Doherty (@CaraODoherty8) May 28, 2021
Together, the King family told the story of Adam's letter from US president Joe Biden.
In the letter, President Biden writes about the “hope and joy” Adam has inspired in so many people, saying that Adam’s message “gives them strength, and it gives me strength.”
Referring to his own childhood, the President reveals difficulties with a speech impediment and tells Adam that he knows he will “inspire even more people to reach for the stars and follow their dreams.”
David King, Adam’s father, said, “When Adam made his virtual hug, he said it was for everyone – and he meant it. We are humbled and amazed by this gift from President Biden to Adam and our family. We are also truly grateful to the people of Ireland for taking Adam into their hearts and for spreading his message of love at a time when finding ways to connect has been so hard.”
And then, just when you thought the show could not get any sweeter, Katie Taylor - a hero to Adam and his whole family - came out to greet them.
That was a gorgeous moment. Adam's little face when he saw Katie Taylor. #LateLateShow— Ginevra Canestoni (@GeniferCanesten) May 28, 2021
Adam is the King of Ireland and the Magnificent Katie is the Queen #latelateshow— The Cork Coypu (@CorkCoypu) May 28, 2021