Adam King has received a very special gift from astronaut Chris Hadfield.
The six-year-old, who suffers from Brittle Bones, melted the hearts of the nation when he appeared on The Late Late Toy Show.
During his chat with host Ryan Tubridy, Adam opened up about his love of space, and said he hopes to become a capsule communicator (CAPCOM) for NASA when he’s older.
Inspired by the young boy, Chris sent the Cork native and his siblings signed copies of his astronaut portrait along with a sweet message.
Thank you so much @Cmdr_Hadfield for the lovely present you sent Adam and his siblings – they were absolutely delighted! Such inspiring messages from an amazing human being. Our children are blessed to have met you 👨🚀😊🚀
— AdventuresWAD (@AdventuresWAD) January 4, 2021
Chris wrote: “For my friend Adam, pursue your dreams.”
Sharing photos to Adam’s official social media accounts, the young boy’s family wrote: “Thank you so much @colchrishadfield for the lovely present you sent Adam and his siblings – they were absolutely delighted!
“Such inspiring messages from an amazing human being. Our children are blessed to have met you 👨🚀😊🚀 Sending you the biggest #adamsvirtualhug 💟📨📬💟.”
Chris previously surprised Adam with a video call chat during an appearing on The Late Late Show.
The six-year-old chatted to the former ISS commander about his first mission to space, and Chris encouraged Adam to keep following his dream of becoming a CAPCOM.
Our hearts have melted again 🥰
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 4, 2020