A young boy has been caught on camera breaking down in tears after finally meeting his hero, Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi ruffled the youngster’s hair after he signed his shirt
A video has shown the realy adorable moment a young Barcelona fan broke down in tears when he met his idol, Lionel Messi, the Barcelona legend.
The Argentine icon made his dream come true as he signed his shirt and posed for a photograph with him after Saturday’s 1-0 win. A video of the experience as posted on Twitter by Barcelona.
Messi and his team-mates were greeted by a huge army of fans at the Valldolid Airport.
The youngster was reduced to tears when he met his idol
The youngster burst into tears as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner made his way towards him.
He handed the 31-year-old an Argentine Newell’s Old Boys football shirt – which is the team that Messi played for before he signed for Barcelona.
After he gave the signed jersey back, Messi ruffled the youngster’s hair and moved on to greet the other fans.
The tearful lad immediately put his hands on the part of his head that the Argentina international had touched.
The youngster could not contain his emotions when he saw Lionel Messi
Messi then came back along the line to pose for a photograph with the youngster.
Meanwhile, the youngster’s proud dad smiled uncontrollably and took a close-up picture of the 31-year-old.
Barcelona posted the clip to their Twitter page, with the caption: “Goosebumps. When you are overcome with emotion seeing your idol. We love Messi.”