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Duff Love Keith Duffy's 'heart simply melts with love' for daughter Mia as she receives award

In the post, Keith said that he was very proud of his daughter, even if it made him seem like a “very uncool” dad.

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Keith Duffy and his daughter Mia

Keith Duffy and his daughter Mia

Keith Duffy and his daughter Mia

Keith Duffy has said that his “heart simply melts with love” for his daughter Mia after she was awarded a medal from her university.

The Boyzone star took Instagram to share a photo of the award, which Mia received for Student Engagement at Dublin City University for her role in the college’s Neurodivergent Society.

In the post, Keith said that he was very proud of his daughter, even if it made him seem like a “very uncool” dad.

He wrote: “With the fear of being a very uncool papa, I’ll just say “Wow.”

“You are the eighth wonder of this world. And my heart simply melts with love for you #sorrybabyihadtosharethis #fromwhereshestarted”

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Fans and friends flocked to the comments section to congratulate Mia on her achievement.

One follower said: “How fantastic! Go Mia!”

Another wrote: “Congratulations to your beautiful daughter xx”

A third chimed in: “Congratulations and well done Mia”

The proud dad recently opened up about the painful struggle to get his daughter Mia correctly diagnosed with autism after being put on a two-and-a-half-year waiting list.

The singer shared: “We didn't know what was going on, like most parents, we thought she might have had a hearing problem. We got a hearing test done and that was fine.

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“It takes you a while to kind of figure out what’s going on and we knew nothing at the time about autism. We hadn’t got a clue what we were even looking for.

“When she was around 18 months old, this word ‘autism’ kept coming into our lives and we were put on a waiting list for diagnosis for two and a half years.

“And yet, anyone you speak to will tell you that early intervention is essential for the future of any child that’s on the spectrum. So, a waiting list through the state of two and a half years just wasn’t going to happen for us.

“We were lucky enough to be in the position to be able to go private. So, we went private, we got a diagnosis but then everywhere we went, doors were closed in our face. Everybody said no, so we decided that we were never going to take no for an answer.”

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