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Above and beyond

16 times Irish people were pure sound in 2016


1. Remember back in January when this Bus Eireann driver in Cork noticed that an old lady’s lace was undone so got off the bus to tie it for her

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2. And when a Dubliner paid for 21 cups of coffee for those that need them

3. When this woman was just given a Teddy’s ice cream for free because she had no cash on her

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4. That time McDonald’s sent this little Cork boy all their Angry Birds toys from their Happy Meals because he just loved them so much and they had discontinued them

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5. When the barman for the Dáil bar in Galway had his wallet returned all the way from Bordeaux during the Euros – with all the cash intact

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The finder had spotted the barman’s business card in there and hand-delivered it to the pub a week later.


6. When even the graffiti was dead on this year

7. This taxi driver in Mayo giving free lifts to Leaving Cert students on results night to raise money for charity

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8. You couldn’t forget the Irish fans doing solid work in France at the Euros

9. Singing babies to sleep on trains

10. And just generally being absolute sounders

11. Remember when Electric Picnic donated a load of cash to pay for a new football pitch for a national school in Stradbally 

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12. Often, you don’t have to look far for kindness around the place

13. When this guy lost his wallet at Electric Picnic and had it returned to him in the post yesterday

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14. And this story of a Maynooth waiter’s kind gesture to a child with autism and his assistance dog is just wonderful <3

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15. When Leah went above and beyond for the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice earlier this summer

16. And finally… when this British student had just moved to Dublin and told the waiter in a cafe that he’d just have toast. But she brought him out this instead

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