A HEARTWARMING video of a popular Irish busker delighting a child with a rendition of one of his favourite songs has gone viral.
Mick McLoughlin is well known in the Irish busking scene and can often be seen belting out a tune on Grafton Street or Henry Street to enthusiastic crowds.
Now a new video has seen him change scenery-- to a seat on board the Luas, where he regales a young boy with a rendition of Randy Newman's You've Got A Friend In Me.
In the clip, the musician sings the popular Toy Story song to the youngster, who is clearly absolutely delighted as he laughs and claps along.
While the video was taken several months ago, before masks were mandatory on public transport, it was only uploaded to social media last week, where it exploded into viral status almost immediately.
@terencepower_Busker singing to my little brother who has autism, would bring a tear to a glass eye❤️😢 #fyp #4upage
Terence Power, the older brother of the boy seen in the clip, took to the video sharing site TikTok to share the heartwarming moment, and since then the video has appeared on the front page of Reddit as well as being shared countless times on sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.
Uploading the video to TikTok, Terence wrote: "Busker singing to my little brother who has autism, would bring a tear to a glass eye."
Thousands of people took the time to comment under the video praising Mick McLoughlin for making a little boy's day-- and putting a smile on their own face.
"That is the sweetest moment!" one person wrote on Reddit. "Thank you for sharing!"
Another busker shared their own experience with making people happy while performing on the street, writing "Honestly the best part about busking is making the day of just one or two people.
"I had an old man sit for like half an hour and listen to me.
"Truly an amazing feeling."
You can find more of Mick McLoughlin's brilliant performances on his Youtube channel here.