Soccer star's kindness brings two Manchester United fans to tears
Old Trafford, home of the storied English soccer club, Manchester United, is famously nicknamed "The Theater of Dreams." And the stadium lived up to its billing for two young fans. After watching United win an English FA Cup game, Paul Barratt's children tried to get a souvenir jersey signed by United star, Lisandro Martinez. However, the kids were disappointed when the Argentine defender didn't see them as he left the field. But undeterred, Paul waited with his children near the players' parking lot. And the wait was worth it, as Martinez not only saw the kids but stopped to sign their jersey and take a selfie.
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After the superstar left, the children were overwhelmed to have been up close and personal with one of their heroes.
"They cried the full ten minutes' walk it took us to get to the car," said Paul Barratt. "This is a moment they will never forget."
And it got even better when Paul tweeted out the video, which generated more than 40,000 likes, including one from the player himself, who responded with two hearts.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Soccer star makes a dream come true for two Manchester United fans