Cristiano Ronaldo wins over social media with touching gesture towards crying fan

Cristiano Ronaldo came out of his team bus and clicked photos with a kid who was crying having missed an opportunity to meet his idol.

football Updated: Jun 17, 2018 17:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Cristiano Ronaldo became only the fourth player in the World Cups to score a hattrick.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again shown that he is a hero both on and off the field.

After netting home a hattrick against Spain in his team’s opening World Cup match in Russia, the Portugal captain became a darling of social media with his touching gesture towards a crying fan.

In a viral video, Ronaldo was seen coming out of his team bus that was heading towards the airport and cheering a tearful young kid. The kid had started to cry after realizing that he had missed an opportunity to meet his hero.

When Ronaldo became aware of this, he alighted from the van and clicked photographs with the kid, besides wiping his tears and giving him a hug. The Real Madrid star also signed a T-shirt for his young fan before bidding him adieu.

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Ronaldo was in red hot form during his team’s 3-3 draw with Spain. He gave Portugal a 1-0 lead with a brilliant penalty. His second came after Spain goalkeeper David de Gea’s gaffe allowed a speculative shot to creep in.

Spain began to dominate in the second half and scored two goals to take a lead of 3-2. Ronaldo then showed his magic once again converting a free kick from 25-yards in the dyeing moments of the game to make it 3-3.

Portugal play their second match against Morocco on Wednesday.

First Published: Jun 17, 2018 17:07 IST