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13 times Michael D. Higgins was the best President Ireland could ask for

Best President ever.

1. When he photobombed this guy out walking his dogs

Classic Michael D.

CeKEI0fWIAIfyZ5 Source: Paddy Barnes/Twitter

2. And when he hung around with these lads down in a skate park.

Nothing to see here.

3. Every time he stood in a Devin Toner/Paul O’Connell sandwich and wasn’t intimidated

Michael D just gets on with things. That’s the kind of guy he is.

4. When he was spotted chilling in a nightclub in Galway

5. And when he was spied queuing at an ATM like an ordinary Joe Soap

Presidents need cash, too, you know.

6. When this photo of him at Slane resurfaced and reminded us all of what a total legend he is

Tweet by @Cian Nugent Source: Cian Nugent/Twitter

7. When he returned home to Galway to celebrate being elected as President <3

Who among us doesn’t want to invite Michael D in for a cuppa?

Michael D Higgins victory celebrations Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Michael D Higgins victory celebrations Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

8. When he invited elderly people to the Aras for biscuits and tea <3

Horsing into the biscuits there so he was.

25/7/2013 Old Peoples Receptions Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

9. When he took part in the greatest selfie in the history of the state.

Tweet by @Jonathan walters Source: Jonathan walters/Twitter

10. When he conducted an interview for the Six One… in front of a photo of himself and Martin Sheen

He gets starstruck like the rest of us.

CQV2DgKWgAMG7So Source: amyohconnor/Twitter

11. And when he rubbed shoulders with Tom Cruise


TOM CRUISE IN IRELAND 1995 HOLLYWOOD FILM STARS Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

12. When he recited the infamous speech from Taken before presenting Liam Neeson with an IFTA

13. And when he killed it at the 1916 celebrations

Love you, Michael D.

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