Messi and the rest of the Argentine team mates made their compatriots very happy last Sunday by proclaiming themselves champions of America. Soccer is very important in Argentina and since 1993, they did not get any international title. One of those Argentines that the national team made happy is Hernán, a 100-year-old fan, who writes down all Messi’s goals by hand to remember them.
This beautiful story transcended on social networks and reached the ears of Messi himself, who wanted to send them a message of thanks. This is the reaction of the moment in which they see the video, impossible not to get excited.
Hernán is a 100-year-old grandfather who scores all the goals of #Messi handy to remember them. The Argentine captain learned his story thanks to social networks and sent him a greeting. Soccer, much more than a sport. ❤️ ?? pic.twitter.com/LTrv1geURj
– ESPN Soccer Argentina (@ESPNFutbolArg) July 14, 2021
“Don’t tell me it’s Messi ?!” Exclaimed Hernán excited, who can not give more than thanks to the beautiful gesture of the Argentine star. Gestures like this are what make soccer the greatest sport in the world. I’m sure that Messi values more than an individual award, the gift that people like Hernán follow his games so closely and support him at all times. Sports successes are worth it when they are shared by more, and feeling that you make a lot of people happy must be very exciting.
The fact that you take a few minutes to thank this senior fan speaks volumes for Leo’s humility and greatness. Hopefully he can continue to bring joy to Hernán and many more fans in the years that remain as a footballer. Messi deserves all the good that happens to him in sport for technical and human quality. For his part, Hernán has moved us all with his fidelity to colors and football, a vital example of how to continue enjoying football, even after a century of life, for all of us who love this sport. Honor to Messi and honor to Hernán, long live football.