The position of President in Ireland is largely ceremonial, and only has limited powers. The current incumbent, Michael D. Higgins, is the guardian of the constitution and a representative of the Irish state in world affairs, and it's fair to say that he does a great job!

Resembling the kind and cuddly grandpa that you always wanted, Mr. Higgins comes off as a genuine and approachable guy. People are sharing examples of why he is so loved by the Irish people, and we wish that all presidents were so happy and positive! Scroll down below to check out why everyone wants to have a cup of tea with the president of Ireland, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Ireland President Michael Higgins

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Miss Cris
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3 years ago

The jealous woman looking at them :)

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logical fallacy
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3 years ago

They all look so happy!

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Vali F.
Community Member
3 years ago

you're *

moeless
Community Member
3 years ago

"Your welcome," is what? Your welcome is worn out? Your welcome has been extended? Or did you mean "you're welcome," which means "you are welcome," in English?

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Laura Perkinson
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG! can anyone imagine Trump standing in this line!

Karen Drucks
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure as hell can't imagine the Donald waiting in line for anything...............

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Donald the Joker in Batman's films, has not received any form of social education, by which I mean he hasn't been taught any manners. He has no idea what so ever what it is to act and to be a gentleman. Just a spoiled wealthy brat

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Phoenix Hocking
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1 year ago

OMG, standing in line at the ATM. God, I LOVE that!

Thinairgal
Community Member
3 years ago

Should we really be picking at people's typos or their errors in spelling or grammar? Wouldn't it be better to allow everybody to feel comfortable making contributions regardless of their language skills?

David
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone else find this refreshing?

Kenna
Community Member
3 years ago

My very own welcome?!?! Wow! Thanks!

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
3 years ago

Refreshing. A President who can actually behave himself. He's not the only one, to be sure, but compared to Trump who's such a boor... Do you see #45 standing in line for anything?

Steven Paul Durham
Community Member
3 years ago

Michael D Higgins IS POLITE + CONSIDARATE

Linda Kvamme Cirocco
Community Member
3 years ago

Love!!

KickChick
Community Member
3 years ago

What?? Is that photo shopped?

George Forsyth Jnr
Community Member
3 years ago

No there're a few photos from that day. It's legit.

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Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

A picture without his dogs. :(

Buğra Bircan
Community Member
3 years ago

He is hoping that bonuses are paid this month.

Catia 'shorty' Rodrigues
Community Member
3 years ago

my president does that too! :D

Lisa Shaw
Community Member
3 years ago

*you're

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

True love and devotion. No doubt.

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Clare E
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3 years ago

This boy lost his father in a coastguard helicopter crash and this was at the funeral.

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JillVille
Community Member
3 years ago

This is actually really cute! And the dogs are so well behaved! Good dogs!

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a burner!!! Love it. Wish I'd be irish, could vote for him.

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Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute af!

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

She: come here, darling. He: bends over. Kiss

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Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, of course you know the names of the dogs!!!!

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Echo
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought it said @President In Real Life.

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Nini Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Finding people and killing them?!

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Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

Dogs bigger than human hihi

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Elena Adams
Community Member
3 years ago

HE IS SO CUTE

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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
3 years ago

απίστευτος!

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Blacksheep
Community Member
3 years ago

That's quite a bodyguard he found there.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

That is so cool...

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PaNdaheART
Community Member
3 years ago

That dog absolutely adorable his master

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Arya Baranwal
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3 years ago

He is so charismatic that even the bird is listening to him patiently...

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Linda Kvamme Cirocco
Community Member
3 years ago

He is awesome. So down-to-Earth!

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Odd1sout
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3 years ago

Don’t you mean “Tea?”

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TC
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3 years ago

Cheeky, that's Pat the vicar...

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

15 feet? Thats a big lad...

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