Tuesday 20 March 2018

WATCH: These Thai children made a song especially for the O'Donovan brothers

Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

This might just be the best thing from the Olympics so far.

A group of school children in Thailand have recorded a song especially for the O'Donovan brothers.

Gary and Paul O'Donovan became Ireland's heroes when they took home a silver medal for rowing, and it seems the pair are equally as popular in Thailand.

Paul Lennon and his wife Pun live in Thailand and work as fundraisers for the Thai Tims school, teaching the children Irish songs and anthems.

They became involved in the school when their son Berni, who has Down Syndrome, was born and they were told he couldn't attend a "normal school" and would have to go to a school far away.

Paul volunteered to teach English in a local school in order them to accept Berni, which they did, while his wife worked in another school.

Paul taught conversational English while Pun taught the language through song, and the pair were asked to work as fundraisers for the school.

"We agreed, on the condition that our school would accept any children with Down syndrome that we could find. At this time Berni was the only child with Down Syndrome in a school of over one thousand students," Paul told Independent.ie.

As a way of raising funds, the couple teach the children Irish and Celtic songs, which have gained major attention online.

The latest song from the Thai Tims is in honour to the O'Donovan brothers, and it's truly brilliant.

Watch here and try not to smile:

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