Neymar thanked by young PSG fan who invaded pitch for his shirt and a hug
Neymar might have been busy trolling Nimes supporters by pretending to cry during last Saturday's 4-2 Ligue 1 win at Stade des Costieres but he also showed his generous side and made a young supporter's day with a hug and his shirt after the final whistle.
The fan, revealed to be named Zakaria by an Instagram account set up seemingly to thank the Brazil international, took to the pitch as Neymar was making his way off to hug his hero.
The 26-year-old also gave the youngster his top, which has since become a prized possession.
"Neymar, this is to say thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your shirt!" young Zakaria said. "This will remain engraved in my memory forever.
"Also, look... I have my PSG shirt with your name on the back, your boots and I hope to grow up to be just like you! You are my model.
"Thank you very much, Neymar. Obrigado!"
Zakaria then added a "Neymar is magic -- long live Neymar!" for good measure and posted a picture of the pair embracing on the pitch in Nimes and one of him posing with the former Barcelona man's shirt.
Neymar jr un homme au grand coeur Neymar jr um homem com um grande coração. Merci d avoir permis à mon enfant de vivre ce moment avec vous. obrigado por permitir que meu filho viva esse momento com você Vous avez fait rêver les grands et les petits você sonhou grande e pequeno Paris c est magique God bless you #neymarjr @neymarjr @neymarjr @psg @desetoilespleinslesyeux @433 #neymarjr #psg_paris_saint_germain #cfc #nopsg
Written as the caption for the picture with the shirt in French and Portuguese is "Neymar Junior is a man with a big heart."
Few can debate that after seeing how the South American's gesture has delighted Zakaria.