Cristiano Ronaldo is a very popular professional soccer player who is known all over the world for his talents on the field, as well as his kindness off the field. Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo gave a sick fan a moment to treasure for life just before the UEFA Nations League final.
The Portuguese footballer currently plays as a forward for Italian football club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
One afternoon, Ronaldo and the national team were heading to the Bessa stadium heading to their next game when they spotted something on the side of a busy road.
On the sidewalk stood a little boy named Eduardo Moireira holding a handwritten sign that said, “Cristiano, give me a hug.”
Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated showdown, Ronaldo demanded the team bus be stopped so that he could talk to the young boy.
So they brought the team bus to a halt before security brought the young fan on board for a picture with his idol.
The young boy, Eduardo Moireira, has been plagued with many diseases all his life. He has also been battling leukemia since he was a toddler. Now at even years old, the boy only stands about only four feet tall.
Watching his favorite footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, play on Tv is pretty much the only thing that he looks to forward to to cheer him up. So when Eduardo heard that Ronaldo’s team bus was going to be passing through his town, he pulled all the stops he could think of to get his icon’s attention.
Once the bus stopped, Ronaldo invited Eduardo inside the bus where they took a few pictures together before the little boy got his hug.
The joy on Eduardo’s face is truly genuine! It only took a few moments of Cristiano’s time to say hello to Eduardo, and we are sure it is something the young boy will live to remember!
We hope this star’s kind gesture inspires you to spread a little love and compassion today!
You can watch the sweet moment in the video below:
— 433 (@official433) June 8, 2019