If someone would like to kindly call 000, that’d be great – because our hearts our bursting out of our chest with happiness.
Remember the lil’ Afghan boy, Murtaza Ahmadi, who loves football superstar Lionel Messi? He made a plastic bag jersey with Messi’s number on the back, to show his adoration for his hero.
— FutbolPhotos (@FutboIPhotos) January 30, 2016
He ended up going viral, and Messi himself attempted to meet up with the five-year-old. While this didn’t up happening, Messi has done one better: he’s given Murtaza a real jersey, which is signed and everything.
Leo Messi has finally sent a signed Argentina shirt to his 5 year old fan, Murtaza Ahmadi. What a legend. pic.twitter.com/Cbyxhp4Qd7
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) February 26, 2016
“Murtaza couldn’t stop smiling. He kept repeating: I love Messi,” said UNICEF Afghanistan spokesperson Denise Shepherd-Johnson.
Messi autographed the jersey, and wrote “with much love” in Spanish on it.
WE’RE FEELING TOO MANY FEELINGS.