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8-Year-Old's Letter To President Michael D. Higgins Goes Viral Online

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:06 23 Sep 2020


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'To president Michael D. Higgins...'

An 8-year-old's letter to President Michael D. Higgins has gone viral online.

In the letter, the child offers his condolences to the president following the death of his dog Síoda.

The news of Síoda's death came on Saturday in a weekly newsletter from Áras an Uachtaráin.

She was one of two Bernese mountain dogs owned by President Higgins.

Her death broke the hearts of many Irish people.

 

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Síoda today / inniu.

A post shared by President Michael D. Higgins (@presidentirl) on

It affected one little boy so much, that he decided to write a letter to the president.

His father Glen Guilfoyle shared the message online, and the post has since gone viral with over 3k likes. 

Glen wrote, 'How class is it to live in a country where the @PresidentIRL is so feckin sound that our children worry about him when his dog passes away.'

 

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A post shared by President Michael D. Higgins (@presidentirl) on

The letter reads, 'To President Michael D. Higgins, I am sorry to hear about Síoda.'

'She was a good girl. I hope you and Bród are okay. I was sad when my cat died so I know that you are too.'

He finishes the letter, 'Thanks for being a great president.'

The reaction

People have been reacting in the comments section.

One person wrote, 'Omg that is the cutest EVER I’m sobbing now'

While another said, 'Aw Glen!!! This is so so cute. Twitter needed to see this genuine kindness today'

I'm not crying, you're crying.


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