first_imgYouTube/Dtwo Harcourt15. Maybe because he’s a bit of an athlete himselfSource YouTube/rte16. And he doesn’t let a psyche-out from his rivals get to him17. Even if sometimes it’s just like ‘I cannot deal right now’18. Did we mention he tells a great ghost story?19. Basically, he’s probably the most adorable president ever20. And that’s before we even get to this“Michael T Higgins”.Twitter/liane_costello21. Happy birthday, Michael D!All images Photocall Ireland! and Press Association except where noted. H/T to Darragh Doyle.More: Barack Obama has better things to do>6 people who are NOT happy about spring> Here’s our President, Michael D Higgins.Enjoying a bit of breakfast.It’s his birthday! He’s 72 today, and still going strong (other than a bit of a gammy knee).So we’ve compiled this list of reasons why he’s our most adorable president yet.1. He’s a dashing international jet-setterOK, train-setter.2. He gives great hugsBasically him being president means he’s hugging all of us, all the time.3. He’s a man of the people(Even the guy on the right.)4. But especially the ladies5. In fact, he’s a bit of an all-round heartthrobMichael D and the way he might look at you.6. No woman is safe from his charms7. Sometimes he just loses the run of himself altogether8. I mean come on – he has his own SONGBy the SAW DOCTORS fer Chrissakes.All together now: “Michael D Michael D, Up on his bikeldee…”YouTube/conboys9. He sensibly wears a vest under his shirt, so he won’t catch coldAnd he’s not afraid of statement eyewear. “Get me Michael D on the secure phone, NOW.” ( And early-90s Tom Cruise is his hair inspiration12. But it’s not all megastars for Michael. He’ll also share his match programme with the less fortunate©INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy13. He trashed Martin McGuinness in this thumb war (just out of shot)14. But he’s not afraid of bigger mencenter_img 10. He’s BFFs with Martin Sheenlast_img read more