In a heart-warming gesture, Lionel Messi on Sunday intervened when the guards were taking away a young fan who was trying to approach him. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner also took a selfie with the boy.
The episode occurred after his recent match for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Tel Aviv, Israel, when Messi was walking down the stadium tunnel. The young supporter ran up to him but was stopped by the security guards. As they tried to take him away, Messi intervened.
The young admirer was given a moment he would never, ever forget by the Argentine superstar through this act of compassion.
The internet loved Messi's gesture. At the time of writing, the clip had been viewed over 3.3 million times, and received about 62,000 likes.
One user wrote, "That kid is going to remember and talk about this moment for the rest of his life. This is what makes Messi GOAT apart from his out of this world skills.”
This young fan was being taken away by security but Messi stopped them so the boy take a selfie with him ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MHNfpSs2O0— R (@Lionel30i) July 31, 2022