Last night's Late Late Toy Show was the tonic that the nation needed at the minute, with several children stealing the show.
One of those was prospective astronaut Adam, whose virtual hugs made us bawl and NASA dreams captivated us all.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) November 27, 2020
Well, the powers that be were listening.
Due to a rare bone condition, Adam can't become an astronaut. However, he's decided that he wants to be a CAPCOM instead, a spacecraft communicator.
Several aerospace personalities reached out to Adam in the aftermath of the show in order to make his dreams a reality, including NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) November 28, 2020
Hey Adam - Loved seeing you on the #LateLateToyShow. I'm retired from @NASA but I have some friends that are Capcoms, like @Astro_Jessica, and I'll bet they would love for you to achieve your dreams and talk to astronauts from the ground when you grow up, like they do! Ad Astra! https://t.co/oo2QU1s3x3 pic.twitter.com/qmgQHHwGpB
— Herb Baker (@_HerbBaker) November 28, 2020
— Dr. Norah Patten ? (@SpaceNorah) November 28, 2020
The Irish Embassy in the US also reached out to Adam in an attempt to make his NASA dreams reality.
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
Adam was also greeted by his hospital porter John Doyle on the show, which made the nation collectively bawl.
His 'virtual hugs' were exactly what the nation needed.
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) November 27, 2020
Adam King deserves the world.