It's safe to say that even three days on from The Late Late Toy Show, the nation is still buzzing from the pick-me-up that we all needed.

One of the highlights of the show, of course, was Dermot Kennedy surprising 14-year-old Michael Maloney when he was performing Kennedy's song 'Giants'.

The talented teenager, who lost his dad several years ago, later confessed that he initially thought Kennedy's voice was a backing track, before he turned to see him. The heartwarming moment that he realised his idol was standing next to him was truly lovely.

Kennedy echoed the nation's sentiments in his tweet yesterday, saying "It felt like The Late Late Toy Show gave our whole country a bit of a boost the other night, at the end of such a hard year.

"Those kids do such a good job of reminding us what’s truly important. It’s such a special event, and I’m so so glad I could play a small part in it. Performing my song with Michael was an absolute pleasure. Thank you."

Watch the full performance here:

And many people agreed with his sentiments...

I just said to @KennedyMary that you were wonderful and generous ... the smile on that Lads face will be remembered for a long time by many ! You are correct .. a much needed lift ... and you played a big part in that ???????

— Noel Cunningham (@DonegalNoel) November 29, 2020