Our hearts literally melted when we saw Cuckoo and her slew of grandchildren take to the stage on this year’s Late Late Toy Show.
Cuckoo AKA Maureen Codd taught her 14 grandchildren how to play different musical instruments.
And the band aptly named Cuckoo’s Nest immediately became national treasures when they performed during the Toy Show.
Ryan shared an update on the band and, of course, Cuckoo.
He took to Instagram Stories to post a picture of Cuckoo, writing: “In ‘the most Irish news ever’ developments, Cuckoo got a standing ovation at MASS on Sunday.”
As she deserves!
Twitter exploded when the band took to the stage with some urging Cuckoo’s Nest to represent Ireland in next year’s Eurovision.
“This was so incredibly special! The best part of the show tonight! What an incredible lady she is,” one comment read.
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“Please send them to Eurovision!” another added.
Another fan urged: “Cuckoo for Taoiseach.”
One inspired viewer wrote: “Best toy show in years! Savage talent and fab kids. Cuckoo and her flock stole the show.”
To add to the delight, over the weekend almost €4 million was raised for Irish charities, bringing the total to a staggering €17 million since The Toy Show Appeal’s inception in 2020.
Ryan Tubridy was absolutely blown away with the generosity of the Irish public, saying: “Friday night was a joy to be part of and that is exactly what I was, I was part of a big Toy Show family gathering. That is to say, people working behind the scenes and the children who participated. The reaction has been very gratifying and very heartening.
“I just got the sense that people wanted a night off from reality, they wanted a night to smile, laugh and cry together. People of all ages got something from this bizarre, beautiful show so I really want to say thank you to everyone for putting it together, for being part of it and for watching it. Happy Christmas to one and all.”