Adam King fans have shared their joy after the 7-year-old Late Late Toy Show star won a Pride of Cork award.
he boy from Killeagh, who suffers from a fragile and rare bone condition, osteogenesis imperfecta, was honored with this honor for his incredible charity work.
He appeared on The Late Late Toy Show in 2020 and won hearts across Ireland when he gave the nation a virtual hug in the form of a sign drawn by Adam with the words ‘a hug for you “.
Her ‘virtual hug’ was later turned into a card which raised more than €266,000 for Cork University Hospital Charity and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Health Foundation.
Taking to Twitter, his legions of followers shared hundreds of comments congratulating the youngster on winning an award at the event held in Cork on Friday night.
“Congratulations Adam. You are a superstar,” one follower wrote.
“Oh my word, comhghairdeachas Adam!! You are an inspiration to all of us, kids and adults,” another added.
“Adam, you have brought so much sunshine to Ireland during a dark and trying time. You are a true hero,” a third person wrote.
Organizers of the Pride of Cork awards ceremony have shared the reasons why Adam was chosen for this special recognition.
A spokesperson for the awards said, “His charming and warm personality that captured the hearts of the nation.”
“His engaging way of connecting with people, the way he treats everyone around him and the way he talked about the things he dreams of, including his dream of working with NASA.”
“Adam King is one of those very special little boys who has an incredible story of courage, determination and passion for making others smile,” they added.
“Adam truly deserves the A Pride of Cork award so we can all say a huge thank you to him for all he has done over the past year in particular and send him all the virtual hugs in the world for a fulfilling life. that we know he has in front of him.
“Adam is supported in life by his mother and father Fiona and David and his brothers Danny and Robert and his sisters Katie and Sarah, all of whom believe that life is an adventure.”
“Sharing Adam’s adventures is about inspiring, supporting and empowering others, especially children and families living with additional needs.”
Other recipients of a Pride of Cork award include Irish freelance journalist Ralph Riegel, founder of drug education program Alex’s Adventure Nicole Ryan, The Two Norries podcast hosts James Leonard and Timmy Long, and singer Karen Underwood.
The event, held at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Friday March 11, was hosted by RTE Host Miriam O’Callaghan.
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