If there is anyone who knows what true football fandom is, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Considered to be the best footballer on the planet by some people, Ronaldo has seen crazy following over the years, which only seems to be growing.
This much fame can mess up anyone’s head but Ronaldo has proven, time and again, what his fans mean to him.
In one such gesture, he recently stopped his team bus to take pictures with an ailing kid who was standing on the side of a road they were crossing.
🙏 @cristiano stops the 🇵🇹 bus to take a selfie with his biggest fan Eduardo ❤ pic.twitter.com/JPyZVscVer— 433 (@official433) June 8, 2019
Reportedly, the kid’s name is Eduardo Moreira and he was holding a placard that said ‘Cristiano, give me a hug’.
It was later revealed that Moreira has been suffering from leukaemia for a decade.
Touched by his gesture, this is how Ronaldo’s fans responded:
June 8, 2019
You can’t not respect this— box (@boxall77) June 8, 2019
No all heroes were capes @Cristiano class— stephenmullen (@stephenmullen67) June 8, 2019
I’m going to cry— 100%Ass Kickin’ Babe (@HabsLady) June 9, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most known human in the world and ALWAYS takes time for the fans. Should be a lesson to all people to stay humble no matter how far you come. Seeing that he stopped the bus to take the photo with the kid, shit made me emotional.— MourinhoMagic (@DavidLuhg) June 9, 2019