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Let Prince Harry Hug His Way Right Into Your Heart

Sweetness happened when the royal met sick children and their families.

Prince Harry has a way of impressing and delighting us just about every time he makes an official appearance. Between his work for mental health, his commitment to causes that are important to him and, OK, that smile, there’s much Harry is doing right these days.

That lovableness was all the way on display in London Monday during an awards ceremony for Wellchild, a U.K.-based charity that provides services and resources to young people living with serious health issues. Harry showed off some total “cool uncle” hand gestures, a few balloon animals, and this hug from “Inspirational Child” award-winner Ollie Carroll, a 5-year-old who suffers from Batten disease:

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According to Wellchild, the awards celebrate “the inspirational qualities of the U.K.’s seriously ill children and young people along with the dedicated health professionals who go that extra mile to really make a difference to their lives.”

Harry, who has been the organization’s patron since 2007, joined in the festivities and interacted with the children and their families. Social media was understandably abuzz about the whole thing, including Kensington Palace’s own Twitter account, which followed Harry through the evening while he received a stuffed animal:

Sported one super cool bracelet:

And shared some inspiring words about the event itself:

Sigh. See more photos from the event below.

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Prince Harry greets Inspirational Child award winner Mikayla Beames.
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Prince Harry greets Noah and Oscar, the children of WellChild Special Recognition award winner Jill Evans.
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Prince Harry greets Inspirational Young Person award winner Myles Sketchley.
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Prince Harry greets Inspirational Child award winner Myzat Mugombo.
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Prince Harry reacts as he meets Most Caring Child award winner Armaan Aslam and his father Mohammad.
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Prince Harry reacts as he speaks with Inspirational Young Person award winner Nikita Fairclough and her mother Lara.
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Prince Harry greets Good Morning Britain Inspirational Young Hero award winner Jessica Davis and her mother Paula.
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