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.
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.
— An Post (@Postvox) January 21, 2021
Hello DUBLIN - you are looking beautiful 😊! Thanks @stevelkanevel @CatapultEvents for the footage
Thank you again to everyone for making this happen @DubCityCouncil @Postvox #SendLove #adamsvirtualhug 💟📨📬💟#NationalHuggingDay pic.twitter.com/m25HUCqmNP
— Adventures With a Difference (@AdventuresWAD) January 21, 2021
Adam King’s ‘virtual hug’ lifting hearts and spirits in #Cork & across the country tonight -
The 6 year old reminding us that even though we can’t hug each other we can still send those we love a ‘virtual hug’ @rtenews
— JennïeØSullivân (@OSullivanJennie) January 21, 2021
Sending #virtualhugs to all our followers this evening!🤗🤗
If you live around #DublinDocklands be sure to check out the Samuel Beckett Bridge as it lights up tonight to share Adam King's 'Virtual Hug' sign!#NationalHuggingDay #My5km #LoveDublin pic.twitter.com/13Csrab0sM
— CHQ Dublin (@chqdublin) January 21, 2021
🌈What a superstar!✨
Today, on #NationalHuggingDay Cork's Adam King reminded the world to spread joy & kindness @AdventuresWAD !
💖Don't forget to send a virtual hug to someone you love or miss today💕
#AHugForYou #AdamsVirtualHug #AHugFromCorkCityHall pic.twitter.com/NEb381CWPw
— Cork City Council #StayHome #StaySafe (@corkcitycouncil) January 21, 2021
— Rob O'Connor (@trebography) January 21, 2021
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:
— Yale Women’s Basketball (@YaleWBasketball) January 21, 2021
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