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Ronaldo's Heartwarming Moment With Disabled Iranian Painter Fatimah Goes Viral: Video
- Cristiano Ronaldo has thrilled an Iranian painter who is dealing with a physical challenge
- The Portuguese icon signed a jersey and posed for photos with the painter
- The Al-Nassr vs. Persepolis FC match is behind closed doors due to AFC rules
Cristiano Ronaldo brought a smile to the face of a young girl with disabilities through a touching gesture before Al-Nassr's match against Persepolis.
Ronaldo and his teammates are preparing to take on the Tehran-based team in their inaugural AFC Champions League group stage encounter on Tuesday night, and the team has been greeted with a warm and enthusiastic welcome.
Videos circulating on social media depict fans eagerly pursuing their team's distinctive yellow coach down the road, highlighting the fervent excitement surrounding the impending match.
In order to guarantee the team's security, local authorities heightened security measures around the team's hotel.
This action was taken in response to fans who were observed climbing a nearby mountain in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the football legend, as reported by Sportskeeda.
Ronaldo meets Iranian painter
In a video shared on social media, the celebrated Iranian artist Fatimah Hamami, known for her outstanding artwork, had the honour of meeting Ronaldo.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner not only had a personal meeting with her, but also gifted her a jersey personally signed by him.
Who is Fatimah Hamami?
Despite facing an 85% paralysis of her body, Fatimah showcased her remarkable talent in 2020 by creating an extraordinary portrait of Ronaldo using only her feet.
In a video shared by ESPNFC, Fatimah was captured putting the final touches on her awe-inspiring masterpiece.
According to the tweet, she expressed her fervent desire for Ronaldo to have a glimpse of her exceptional work.
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Ronaldo meets young fan
In related news, Ronaldo's acts of kindness continued as he fulfilled another young fan's dream on the eve of the match.
Ronaldo and Al-Nassr made arrangements for the young fan to come to the team's hotel, allowing him to spend some valuable time together with the Real Madrid legend.
Ronaldo embraced the young boy and posed for a photo. The young fan then mimicked Ronaldo's iconic "Siu" celebration, causing Ronaldo to burst into laughter.
Ronaldo 'mania' hits Iran
In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that Iran was swept up in Ronaldo fever as enthusiastic fans pursued Al-Nassr's team bus and thronged the club's hotel upon the superstar's arrival.
Huge crowds lined the streets and mobbed the bus, hoping to see the 38-year-old ahead of Tuesday's Asian Champions League tie with Persepolis.
This demonstrates that Ronaldo's popularity has expanded even further across Asia following his move to Saudi Arabia in January of this year.