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How THAT video of Domhnall meeting Robbie Keane went global

The unforgettable Toy Show clip has been shared around the world. Here’s how it happened.

A STARSTRUCK KID meeting his hero Robbie Keane was the unquestioned highlight of the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.

The nation watched as young Domhnall was momentarily speechless…

… before making an epic recovery for some banter with Robbie about David Beckham.

Of course, the video of the episode was one of the most popular in Ireland over the weekend. And Domhnall’s picture was liked by thousands on Facebook.

But it also went worldwide. First, RTE’s clip got picked up by soccer sites like viral powerhouse 101 Great Goals:

Source: 101 Great Goals

and other sports sites:

Source: Attacking Soccer

Plus the UK tabloids:

Source: Mirror

Before being spotted by international viral-content collectors including Tastefully Offensive:

Source: Tastefully Offensive

And video site Daily Picks and Flicks:

Source: Daily Picks and Flicks

Finally, it got to community juggernaut Reddit, where Domhnall made the front page of the site’s Videos section.

Source: Reddit

As one commenter said:

What a nice little boy. Such a display of manners!

So yes, Domhnall: you’ve gone global. RTE’s video now stands at a quarter of a million views, and this is what happened to the number of people worldwide Googling “Robbie Keane” over the weekend:

Source: Google Trends

As a bonus, one commenter on Reddit pointed out that Domhnall’s finest hour is actually his face when Tubridy and Keane joke that David Beckham is also about to walk on the stage…

… followed by his realisation that it’s just a joke.

Domhnall, we love you. The world loves you. Glory awaits.

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