A kind-hearted Irish boy made his grandmother's St. Patrick's Day extra special after he rented a hotel room with a view so she could watch Cork City’s parade.
Nine-year-old William Kelleher wanted his granny Norah Horgan to enjoy the parade despite having been physically unable to do so for over a decade.
When generous William saw Cork City's new Maldron Hotel was being built on the city's South Mall and would be open for St. Patrick's Day, he rented a room so she could have a birds-eye view of the parade route.
“Last year I saw signs for the Maldron Hotel being built and I said it would be a good idea to check her in there,” William told Cork's Red FM.
"She hasn't seen the parade since about 2008 and I have never seen it with her.
9 year old William Kelleher with his nana Nora. He saved his pocket money & paid off weekly for a hotel room with a view so that she could see her first @corkpaddysfest in 10 years! @rtenews pic.twitter.com/jw3is9JbBd— JennïeØSullivân (@OSullivanJennie) March 17, 2019
"She just has a little bit of a bad back and can't stand for a very long time."
Adorable William said: "I saved my pocket money but it wasn't enough so I did extra jobs to raise the cash."
He said his gran had not seen the parade since the year before he was born.
ADORABLE!William Kelleher(9) has been going into the @maldronsouthma1 every week for months paying off a room for his Granny so she can watch the St Patrick’s Day Parade.She hasn’t physically been able to in over a decade. @RedFMNews @CorksRedFM pic.twitter.com/uCmkJ4iPC8— Fiona O'Donovan (@FionaRedFM) March 15, 2019
"It means everything, it means everything," said the gracious gran.
"To be able to share an experience like this at my age and everything, I'm so delighted, the young and the old. Great lad."
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