Ronaldo’s Gesture Towards Girl With Cerebral Palsy Melts Hearts Ahead of Portugal Game: Video

Ronaldo’s Gesture Towards Girl With Cerebral Palsy Melts Hearts Ahead of Portugal Game: Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 11, 2024 at 7:54 PM
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  • Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, earned rave reviews following his kind gesture towards his escort ahead of his side's friendly
  • The Al-Nassr superstar melted the hearts of fans as he shared a priceless moment with his escort, who was in a wheelchair
  • It was Ronaldo's first match since playing for Al-Nassr in their heartbreaking Saudi King's Cup final defeat to rivals Al-Hilal

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Cristiano Ronaldo touched the hearts of football fans with a heartwarming gesture ahead of Portugal's final warm-up game against Ireland on Tuesday, June 11.

The 39-year-old, who had missed Portugal's previous two preparatory matches for Euro 2024, was included in the Selecao's star-studded starting lineup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo assists his escort in a wheelchair onto the pitch during Portugal's friendly with Ireland on June 11, 2024. Photo by Diogo Cardoso.
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While his continuous presence in the team has sparked debate ahead of the tournament, his recent act of kindness silences any doubts about his character.

Ronaldo melts hearts with kind gesture

In a video circulating on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, Ronaldo is seen gently pushing a girl with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair onto the pitch before the game.

According to Sportskeeda, the Al-Nassr star bonded easily with the girl and escorted her onto the field while his teammates walked with their pre-match companions.

How did fans react to Ronaldo's gesture?

@Loki_Megaa was impressed by Cristiano's heartwarming act:

"This is so beautiful."

@EkhatorFestus05 added:

"The child's heart will be filled with joy."

@NYITTIWBM lauded CR7 for his gesture:

"Ronaldo is one of the most humane athletes and he proves it."

@Themansamson01 appeared to call Ronaldo GOAT for his thoughtful act:

"That's why he's the best player in the world."

Another user, @flowzki, praised the veteran forward:

"Legend !! class act."

Portugal 'instructed' to bench Ronaldo at Euros

Meanwhile, Portugal has been advised to bench Ronaldo for the upcoming 2024 Euros, as reported by Sports Brief.

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has proposed that, despite Ronaldo's impressive international displays, the Selecao should have the veteran forward start from the bench at this summer's Euros.

Merson suggested that the 39-year-old should be considered for the starting lineup only after securing qualification for the knockout stages.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.