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Last night's Room To Improve melted the hearts of the nation

It was fierce emotional altogether.

LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE of Room To Improve followed Dermot Bannon and the gang as they tried to transform the home of Barry McCabe and Ann Higgins into a wheelchair-friendly house.


Because the couple wanted to make the home more accessible and comfortable for twelve-year-old Michael, a former student of Ann’s, who visits the couple on respite breaks from his residential care.

roomtoimprove Source: RTÉ Player

When it came to the big reveal at the end of the episode, Bannon and his crew had made significant improvements to the couple’s home with little Michael getting his own bedroom and bathroom, as well as a custom-made dining table.

He was only delighted.

michael Source: RTÉ

Needless to say, the episode left people feeling very emotional with many praising Ann and Barry for their efforts.

And everyone completely fell in love with Michael.

#TinyButTough became the unofficial hashtag for the episode.

While the episode’s insights into disability and design were also commended.

In fact, the consensus was that it was the best ever episode of Room to Improve.

Miss the episode? It’s available to view on RTÉ Player now.

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