Regardless of whether or not you are a soccer fan, this story will warm your heart.
It may also lead you to fall in love with soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players in the world and the fact that he took the time to do this nice (and quite funny) challenge for his fans is pretty amazing.
Let us explain! As part of Ronaldo’s partnership with ROC Sports headphones by Monster, the brand decided to dress the player up as a homeless man, and set him out on the streets of Madrid with a soccer ball.
His new look included a fair bit of weight gain, a lot of unruly facial hair, longer hair on his head, and some sunglasses. After the addition of these traits, with the help of a wig and a body suit, the beautiful athlete was unrecognizable!
With that in mind, you can probably guess what happened next.
Most people that Ronaldo encountered on the streets decided to ignore him. However, he was exhibiting some pretty fancy footwork and a series of killer kick-ups, so a few young men would pass the ball back and forth with him at least once before walking away.
The best part of the prank (no, not the part when a woman rejects his request for her phone number) was when a little boy named Nicolás came over and started to, unknowingly, play with the sports celebrity.
After a bit of one-on-one, the disguised Ronaldo takes the ball and signs it. While Nicolás was probably momentarily confused, the soccer player proceeded to take off his disguise in the middle of the street and reveal his true identity.
The boy looked like he was about to burst into happy tears, and honestly, we don’t blame him!
Nicolás even got a hug from the athlete before Ronaldo was mobbed by everybody else in the area. Aww!
So, check out the adorable video for yourself and let us know what your favorite part was!