Viewers in tears as boy who saved cousin’s life meets his Ireland rugby heroes
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Viewers in tears as boy who saved cousin’s life meets his Ireland rugby heroes

VIEWERS of RTÉ’s The Late Late Show were moved to tears as a brave schoolboy who saved his cousin’s life met his rugby heroes.

The Late Late Toy Show special is always a memorable night but eight-year-old Scott Lowe’s heroics warmed the festive spirits of even the coldest heart.

Scott, from Athlone, underwent a gruelling bone marrow transplant this time last year to save the life of his cousin Grace, then five, who had leukaemia.

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In front of proud mum Arlene and Grace’s mum Bernie, Scott modestly told host Ryan Tubridy: “I wanted to save her life.”

The youngster then got an early Christmas present when he got to meet Ireland rugby players Rob Kearney, Tadhg Furlong and Sean O’Brien.

“People call us heroes on the rugby field but you’re the real hero,” said Kearney.

The surprises didn’t stop there, as the trio invited Scott and Grace to their Six Nations match with France in March.

Tubridy then revealed that Sunway Holidays are to send Scott, Grace and their families to the Universal Orlando resort in Florida.

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There wasn’t a dry eye in viewers’ houses if the reaction on social media was anything to go by.

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