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20th Dec 2016

Michael D Higgins’ Letter To A Little Girl On The Toy Show Is The Sweetest Thing You’ll See All Day


If you were one of the millions watching the Toy Show the other night, you’ll have spotted a little girl called Kathryn, who was part of the beloved book children. 

And wasn’t she was only presented with the loveliest letter of all time from President Michael D. Higgins on the show, commending her love of reading. 

The framed copy was delivered to the tiny dream gal on the show, and her little face absolutely lit up. 

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The letter in its entirety said:

Dear Kathryn, 

May I congratulate you on your appearance on the Late Late Toy Show. I hope that you have enjoyed being part of the making of the programme.  

I have been told of your interest in reading, and in particular your interest in the history of Presidents including all of Ireland’s Presidents from the foundation of the State. 

As an avid reader you will know that books are windows to many worlds, both real and imaginary, and the benefits, and joys too, of reading will last a lifetime. People who read books will not just have the experiences of their own lives, but are also to take into themselves the feelings, actions and wisdom of many others.

It makes me particularly happy to hear of your interest in Presidents and politics. All of the Presidents you have read about will have tried, in their own way, to make this world a better place. I hope that you and all your friends will, too, keep faith in the power of each and every one of us to make a difference, working together to build a better, just and sustainable world. 

After my election in 2011 what I told the ‘Being Young and Irish’ events that I organised, was ‘be the arrow, not the target’. 

You’re doing well as an arrow! 

Beir Beannacht, 

Michael D. Higgins

We are MELTING. 

In a year of global catastrophes and international slip ups, let it be known that we truly have the best president, ever. 

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