Friday 21 September 2018

'Keep it in the day' - Tycoon's sage advice to overwhelmed teenage fan on Late Late Show last night will make you smile

Sean McLoughlin hugs his fan Jane Anne O'Sullivan.
Sean McLoughlin hugs his fan Jane Anne O'Sullivan.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A 14-year-old Irish fan was so overwhelmed when she met her hero last night on the Late Late Show that she burst into tears.

Jane Anne O’Sullivan (14) from Cork met You Tube sensation Sean McLoughlin, better known as JackSepticEye on his channel.

The Athlone-based video-gaming commentator has over 18.1 million subscribers on You Tube.

“My parents are going to kill me,” Jane Anne laughed as she broke down in tears.

Jane Anne O'Sullivan meets her hero Jack Septic Eye
Jane Anne O'Sullivan meets her hero Jack Septic Eye

When host Ryan Tubridy gave her the floor and invited Jane Anne to ask McLoughlin a question, she asked McLoughlin if she could hold his hand.

“What advice would you give me about how to stay positive when I feel overwhelmed?,” she asked him.

McLoughlin joked: “Well the first thing I’d do is I’d bring you from the audience and sit you onstage."

"But for everybody it’s different… everybody gets overwhelmed by different things in their lives. For some people this is overwhelming,” he said, turned to her and added “you’re doing fantastic by the way.”

McLoughlin gave his fan some sage advice, imparting some wisdom his own sister had told him only just yesterday.

“I think it’s just taking your time with everything. It’s easy to think everything’s on top of you and the world’s going to collapse on top of you if you don’t figure out this thing right now that’s happening.”

“But I think whatever you enjoy, if you enjoy movies, animé, games, whatever you like, boybands, anything at all. Just listen to them, watch them, do whatever you like, and just take it one step at a time.”

“A piece of advice my sister gave me was to ‘keep it in the day’, not to overthink things and not to get too far ahead of yourself. Because it’s very easy to think that things are not going to work out, so just hold on, and take it step by step, and you’ll get through it.”

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