Ryan Tubridy has revealed Late Late Toy Show star Adam King will be back on our screens this week.
The six-year-old, who suffers from Brittle Bones, melted the hearts of the nation last Friday night when he offered Ryan his handmade ‘Hug For You’ heart, and was reunited with his favourite hospital porter John Doyle.
Speaking on his Instagram Story this morning, Ryan confirmed little Adam will be back on this Friday’s Late Late Show.
The RTÉ star said: “We’re getting ready for an amazing Late Late Show tomorrow night, it’s a tribute to Sharon Shannon, but also… I think we need to bring back young Adam King.”
Ryan also teased that Adam will receive a message “from somebody very special”.
During last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show, Adam opened up about his love of space, and said he hopes to become a capsule communicator (CAPCOM) for NASA when he’s older.
Following his appearance on the show, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield came across a clip of Adam on Twitter, and sent him a special message.
He wrote: “Adam – I’ve been lucky enough to CAPCOM many spaceflights. We should talk space together. Take care, be good – Chris.”
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) November 28, 2020
The 61-year-old was the first Canadian to walk in space, and has flown two Space Shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.
Irish aeronautical engineer, Norah Patten, shared her love for Adam on Twitter too.
She wrote: “Adam, you’re a star #LateLateToyShow …. I would love to meet you sometime and hear all about your love of #space.”
The Embassy of Ireland team in Washington DC also promised to reach out to NASA on Adam’s behalf.
Per aspera ad Astra, Adam. Keep looking to the stars young man. In the meantime, we’ll reach out to our friends @NASA & see if they can’t help bring your dreams a little closer. pic.twitter.com/DqRZwdziDQ
— Embassy of Ireland USA (@IrelandEmbUSA) November 27, 2020
They tweeted: “Per aspera ad Astra, Adam. Keep looking to the stars young man. In the meantime, we’ll reach out to our friends @NASA & see if they can help bring your dreams a little closer.”
NASA later sent the six-year-old a heartwarming message on Twitter, writing: “Adam’s kind heart and adventurous spirit inspires us.”
“There’s space for everybody at NASA, and we can’t wait for him to one day join our team of dreamers. We’ll be here when he’s ready.”
🌟 Adam’s kind heart and adventurous spirit inspires us.
There’s space for everybody at NASA, and we can’t wait for him to one day join our team of dreamers. We’ll be here when he’s ready. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/WJCzue9O13
— NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2020