Heartmelting moment when C. Ronaldo smiles at two kids

Heartmelting moment when C. Ronaldo smiles at two kids

Even the toughest heart would turn to mush after witnessing how two kids reacted to a mere flash of a smile from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Heartmelting moment when C. Ronaldo smiles at two kids

These two young mascots were clearly very pleased to be placed so close to probably their favourite football hero ahead of Sunday's final, and were beaming up at him in disbelief as the teams lined up for their national anthems before the big game got underway.

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A focused and no doubt nervous Ronaldo noticed the pair and reciprocated their excited expressions with a gentle smile of his own. It may have been no great shakes to him, but the wonderful reaction of the disbelieving duo was ridiculously cute.

One twitter user, Leona was quick to catch the moment on video.

It's safe to say that the adorable moment won Ronaldo - and his new friends - even more fans around the world.

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Although the Portuguese striker is often painted as arrogant and aloof by the media, he sometimes shows a genuine kindness and sweet nature towards his fans. He is particularly generous when it comes to children, and is famously philanthropic towards his younger supporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo succeeded in leading the Portuguese team to their first major international win at Euro 2016 in Sunday’s finale against France.

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