TWEETS: People absolutely loved the Toy Show last night, although it had some moments of... controversy 3 years ago

TWEETS: People absolutely loved the Toy Show last night, although it had some moments of... controversy

Whisper it, but that may just have been the best Toy Show in recent memory.

Say what you want about Ryan Tubridy and The Late Late Show, but the man always pulls it out of the bag this time of the year when it comes to the Toy Show.

He was vibrant, funny, and enthusiastic to the point of fault with all the kids and their toys last night in what was certainly one of the best Toy Shows in recent years.

The predictable but nevertheless wonderful moments when children were surprised by their heroes is enough to dampen even the driest of eyes... come on folks, we all know you were weeping into a pillow when Dermot Bannon showed up completely* out of the blue.

*We knew he was coming from the moment he was touted as a hero of hers.

So what did the public think of it all?

There was the patriotic reaction...

Some had difficulty in letting go...

Dermot Bannon officially (not really) broke the internet...

An ode to Tara the lamb who controversially went to wooly heaven...

Then there was the bizarre...

And finally, the nostalgic...