As ever, Twitter was alive with activity throughout last night's 'Late Late Toy Show'.
Across the entire evening, the show's official hashtag - #latelatetoyshow - trended globally, with as many tweeting here in Ireland as there were abroad. By all accounts, everyone went in prepared to be cynical and came out the other side of it just taken by it all.
Beyond the emotional moments of the show - Sophia, Sophie and her brother Cian, the two mums - there were plenty of moments of hilarity throughout the show, not to mention Tom and his knitwork and so on.
Here's some of the best tweets on the night.
— Tom Mughal (@TomMughal) November 29, 2019
Tubridy: what age are you?
Kid: I’m 6
Tubridy: and did you love playing with this tiny house?
Kid: yeah it was fun. I put all the dolls into one room
Tubridy: You know who else loves tiny houses?
*cue to surprised child*
Minister Eoghan Murphy walks on...#LateLateToyShow
— Eric Hennelly Flanagan (@EricHFlanagan) November 29, 2019
— Squig (@the_squig) November 29, 2019
RTE during the Boom: 'Well....Ed Sheeran is here tonight!!!'
RTE broke in 2019: 'Here's your Granny!'#LateLateToyShow
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) November 29, 2019
Good god this show has changed from a capitalist spendfest to a celebration of the best kids in Ireland and I am here for it #latelatetoyshow
— Sarah Breen (@SarahJayBee) November 29, 2019
— John Reilly (@Johnrei11y) November 29, 2019
Got myself a pint of water to rehydrate from all the crying #LateLateToyShow
— Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) November 29, 2019
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) November 29, 2019
Ryan Tubridy has done an incredible and sensitive job of discussing child illness, loss, homelessness and bullying tonight. This year is about the children, not the toys, and it's made all the difference. #LateLateToyShow
— Claire Gormley (@ClaireEGormley) November 29, 2019