IRELAND'S NATIONAL broadcaster put together a fitting tribute to the newest Irish-American to take the White House, and it has now been watched across the world.
Following the news that Democrat Joe Biden had won enough Electoral College votes to win the Presidential Election, RTÉ News finished the 9pm broadcast with a video montage set to President-elect Biden reading a famous Irish poem.
Mr Biden has often quoted Heaney, and one of his final campaign videos saw him read A Cure At Troy-- a poem of hope and vision for the future as the candidate ran on a platform promising to unite the nation.
RTÉ's video took the audio of Mr Biden reading Seamus Heaney's poem and set it to footage of some of the defining moments of the President-elect's life: with his young family, saluting the coffin of his son, watching the fireworks following his acceptance speech.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 7, 2020
Other footage showed the opposition, Donald Trump, and his supporters at the many rallies held in the lead-up to the election, as Mr Biden read the poem which promised healing and miracles.
The powerful video, posted to Twitter by RTÉ, has now been viewed more than 10 million times-- and high-profile figures across the world have been sharing the message of hope with their own followers, including CNN's Jake Tapper and The New York Times's Jodi Kantor.
Director Richard Schiff stated the montage was 'Beautiful', and actress Emmy Rossum wrote 'No, YOU'RE crying'.
Sharing to his 5 million followers, American commedian Patton Oswalt wrote: 'Oh MAN this got me', and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon encouraged her followers to 'Take a moment to listen to this'.
Take a moment to listen to this... https://t.co/DGAggrXM6j
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) November 7, 2020
You can read more about President-elect Biden's campaign video which incorporated Heaney's poem here.