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.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 30, 2018
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.
"I wanted to save her life"
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) December 1, 2018
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.
There wasn’t a dry eye in viewers’ houses if the reaction on social media was anything to go by.
I’m not the better for watching that. 😢. Just fabulous
— Rory Cowan (@1rorycowan) December 1, 2018
Well I turned to mush!!
— Kazza Dawnie Donovan (@kada_fd) 1 December 2018
WARNING : May produce excessive liquid from the eyes 😭
— Noel McGovern (@noelmickedy) 1 December 2018
This really needs to come with a warning #bawling
— RoisinTherese (@RoisinTherese) 1 December 2018
What a brave young man, bring a tear to a glass eye ...happy Xmas Scott and Grace
— Steve (@havinagiraffe37) December 1, 2018
Any amazing young man with a wonderful heart, I don’t know how Ryan kept it together I was an emotional wreck 😭
— Sinéad Maher (@MsSineadMaher) December 1, 2018
I was bawling! What an amazing human. Courageous, humble and strong. What an act of bravery and kindness in equal measure. May all the good things come his way and his cousin and family too 🙏🏻
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) December 1, 2018