The current Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, is one of the most well-loved presidents, who won his second election term with a landslide victory of 822,566 first preference votes. 

Michael Higgins
Source: Irish Central

And, while there are multiple reasons for why he is favoured by the people, we think that Bród and Síoda also play a small but significant role in earning him people's love. We know they've earned him our love. 

Higgins with his Dog
Source: Reddit

As you may have guessed by now, Bród and Síoda are Higgins' two Bernese mountain dogs who literally never leave his side. And these photos and videos are the adorable proof of that: 

1. Recently, Bród interrupted an event with the Royals for a belly rub. And those are the only boys we don't mind stealing women's thunder! 

2. That's not the only time though. Interrupting speeches might be his dogs' favourite pastime. No one is complaining! 

3. Meeting the players. And you thought he couldn't handle the 'wuff' play. 

Ireland's First Dog Brod
Source: Daily Edge

4. The paps just won't leave him alone! (Can't really blame them, have you looked at that too-cute-to-handle walk?)

5. "Yo 'dawg', where that camera at? Need some side shots!"

Brod with President Higgins
Source: Daily Edge

6. Sit obediently, must I. (Yes, I do think he could beat even Baby Yoda)

Irish President and His Dog
Source: Daily Edge

7. Rule 1 of being amazing doggo: protect my hooman at all costs. 

President of Ireland and his Dogs
Source: Daily Edge

8. You only need one hand for a handshake anyway. The other one should be used for petting Doggos, at all times. 

President Ireland and his dog
Source: Daily Edge

9. Who's a good boi? These two right here! 

10. They don't photobomb. Thay make a photo 'da bomb!'. 

First dogs of Ireland photobombing
Source: Twitter

12. "Sorry Harry, but we like Meghan more!"

Meghan Markle and Ireland President
Source: Insider
Prince Harry and Ireland president
Source: Insider

13. No Royal is safe from Brod's charms. 

Kate visits Ireland
Source: Twitter
Kate with Brod
Source: Twitter

14. Will forget the camera for petting. 

Dr Kelly with Brod
Source: Twitter/Dr Kelly

15. No matter how long or boring the speech, I stand by hooman! 

Brod with president during speech
Source: Twitter/MaryRedden

16. Always up for a walk in the garden. 

President of Ireland with his dogs
Source: Twitter/Lorrainee

17. "All the girls love me. All the boys want to be me." (With the Ireland Hockey team). 

Ireland Hockey team with Ireland's first dog
Source: Twitter/RSVPMagazine
Ireland Hockey team with Ireland's first dog
Source: Twitter/RSVP Magazine

18. Family photos are the best. 

All hail the first Doggos of Ireland who redefine what it means to be adorable.