When Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, Iceland became very sick for months, suffering second-degree burns and intense on and off fevers. Although he knew he couldn't die (being a nation), he still childishly feared it. During this time, he was unusually clingy and needy and let them all take care of and baby him. Even Sweden showed concern and affection towards him a few times. Looking back now, it embarrasses him to remember how helpless he was and how vulnerable and scared he felt at the time.