Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal win the inaugural Nations League yesterday but hours beforehand, he went out of his way to help make someone else's dream come true too.
On his way to play the Nations League final against the Netherlands in Portugal, Ronaldo spotted a young fan on the side of the road holding a sign addressed to him.
The sign read, "Cristiano, give me a hug’.
Cristiano Ronaldo stopped Portugal’s team bus to meet 11-year-old Eduardo Moreira.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 9, 2019
Eduardo is suffering from an incurable blood disease and was holding up a sign asking Ronaldo for a hug ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eof1RjjiiR
Ronaldo had the team bus stopped so he could meet the young fan, who Portuguese publication Flash reported was 11‑year‑old leukaemia patient Eduardo Moreira, and brought him on board for a photo.
Security helped Eduardo on board where he got to meet his star and take photos with him, sporting a smile right across his face.
Ronaldo added to Eduardo's delight hours later when he and Portugal beat the Netherlands 1‑0 in the final to win the Nations League.