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Cryin' Tubridy Ryan Tubridy 'cried like a man baby' over stranger's act of kindness after Toy Show

Last week’s annual Toy Show made history and was hailed a “roaring success” after almost €7 million was raised for Irish charities

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Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Toy Show

Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Toy Show

Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Toy Show

Ryan Tubridy has revealed how he was reduced to tears by a stranger’s random act of kindness after The Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.

Last week’s annual Toy Show made history and was hailed a “roaring success” after almost €7 million was raised for Irish charities in need of funding.

Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 show this morning, host Ryan Tubridy explained that he was wrecked after doing the Toy Show and needed to unwind, so he decided to go out for a meal in Dún Laoghaire with his daughter Ella over the weekend.

“I am banjaxed, being straight with you,” he said.

“It knocks the wind out of you... I don’t know how many more of them I’ve got left in me. I’m of an age now...

“I left it on the floor on Friday night, along with everything else, the tinsel and the glitter and everything. But the response has been so beautiful and so heartening, so thank you.

“The day after the Toy Show myself and my eldest and I went for a big, long walk to walk it all off.

“We were walking past a little restaurant called Casper and Giumbini’s, and I saw these long tables full of young people enjoying what looked like a very nice lunch.

“And I was about to head home and watch Elf and I thought, ‘I kind of want a bit of that action. Let’s go in.’

“So, we went in, and we had a lovely meal and we had a little cocktail. It was great company and we had the chats and it was great.”

Ryan told listeners of his surprise when he learned that a generous customer had paid for his meal to thank him for his work on the Toy Show.

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He said: “By the time we got to the end of the meal... I said, ‘Could I have the bill please?’ and the person came up and said, ‘Actually, one of the regular customers saw you here earlier on and as she was leaving, she insisted on paying your bill to say thanks for the Toy Show.’

“Do you know what I did? I cried... in public, like a man-baby. My daughter was looking at me going, ‘Are you okay?’ It was just so kind. I was flabbergasted... It knocks you out, it really does.”

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