Sculpture of Adam King's 'Hug for You' unveiled in Kilkenny

By Fiona Frawley

October 13, 2022 at 11:24am

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Adam's virtual hug first captured the hearts of the nation when he appeared on the Late Late Toy Show in 2020.

Since then, Adam has been busy with various projects and charity work including but not limited to his own animated tv show, Adam Loves Adventure and a best selling book entitled A Hug For You. His virtual hug has received praise from US President Joe Biden for being "a wonderful symbol of hope" during the darkest days of the pandemic.

Now, Adam's Hug for You message has taken the form of a sculpture in Kilkenny, which was unveiled at the city's Canal Square last Sunday.

The artwork was unveiled by Adam and European Paralympian medalist and Grand Marshall of the 2022 Kilkenny City St Patrick’s Day Parade, Mary Fitzgerald as part of the Kilkenny Day celebrations (9th Oct).

Following the unveiling, Adam's family said:

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The rain didn't dampen the spirits of an amazing crowd who came out to wish us well as we unveiled Adam’s Virtual sculpture at Kilkenny Day.

Thank you to everyone who made this a reality. We will treasure this moment for the rest of our lives. We are so proud of Adam and everything he has achieved, and we are truly grateful to everyone for your support.

Header image via Twitter/adamkingirl

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