PICS: Adam King's virtual hug sign the cause for many a smiling face last night

By Sarah Finnan

January 22, 2021 at 10:30am

PICS: Adam King's virtual hug sign the cause for many a smiling face last night

Adam King's virtual hug sign was projected onto well-known buildings and monuments around Ireland last night. Organised in honour of National Hugging Day, the sight was cause for many a smiling face across the country.Β 

Yesterday was National Hugging Day - a day that under normal circumstances would be celebrated by hugging those we love. However, with strict public health measures still in place, things were obviously a little different this year.

Still wanting to mark the occasion, Toy Show star Adam King encouraged people around the country to follow his lead and send a virtual hug to those they miss instead. Jumping at the chance to spread a bit of much-needed positivity, his now-famous artwork lit up several different locations across Ireland in the hopes of reminding people that better times are coming.

The reason for many a happy head last night, locals in Dublin, Cork and Waterford were treated to the nighttime spectacular and safe to say, it went down an absolute treat.


And it turns out that Adam's efforts even had an impact across the water in America where the Yale Women's Basketball team tweeted to say:

Reminding us all to continue spreading kindness, it's clear that the six-year-old is wise beyond his years and I think it's probably fair to say that we could all do with taking a leaf out of his book.

Header image via Twitter/An Post

READ NEXT:Β An Post managed to deliver yet another letter with a very vague address


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best of your city straight to your inbox.

I'd like to receive news and exclusive offers from Lovin IE including competitions, products, commercial partners and activities. By submitting this form you agree to our T&Cs and our privacy policy