Pic Paul McGrath Twitter

Paul McGrath’s son has been found following an online appeal.

The Ireland football legend received massive support online with the message about his son retweeted more than 35,000 times.

This afternoon, McGrath confirmed his son Paul Junior has been found and he took to Twitter to thank all those who helped him:

“Thanks to the power of social media & Metropolitan Police my son Paul has been located

“The love and support shown to myself and my family has been phenomenal.

“From the bottom of our hearts we thank you….

#greatful