Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is taking his grandfather duties a bit too seriously after morphing into a new cartoon character that is melting hearts across the country.
When The Bert turned up at his local, Fagans, to watch the special 3D game featuring his beloved Man Utd, he was handed a special pair of 3D glasses.
And with one gesture, he magically turned into Carl Fredricksen – the heart-broken former balloon salesman and star of the cartoon movie Up.
In the movie, Carl is forced to leave the house that he and his late wife built together. But instead of moving into an old folks home, he ties thousands of balloons to the roof of the house, lifts it up into the air and sets off towards South Africa.
In Bertie’s case, maybe he is planning a similar escape if he doesn’t get the nod for the Mayor of Dublin job!