The professional soccer player is known for his goodwill towards children and this latest video proves just how big of a heart Cristiano Ronaldo has. Uploaded to YouTube by imNovoa, the video shows a man, dressed like a homeless person, kicking a soccer ball around with a child on a Madrid street. After playing for a while, the man gets ready to leave, that’s when the man sheds his wig disguise. The kid is shocked and extremely excited to find out that the person is really his favorite soccer player.
Ronaldo has a special place in his heart for children. His philanthropy to children’s causes first sparked the public’s attention in 2004 after Indian ocean tsunami and earthquake. Cristiano saw the terrible television footage of an eight-year-old survivor wearing one of his jerseys. He was so touched by the disaster that he came to Indonesia to help with emergency efforts.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 26, 2014
He has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes, such as hospitals and cancer research. He has helped a assortment of causes, from schools in Gaza to drug addiction, Malaria and childhood obesity.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 31, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked as one of the highest paid football players in the world. He is also one of the most marketed athletes. He has been the spokesman for Emporio Armani and Nike. Ronaldo is also known for his many business ventures. Besides his charitable financial ventures, he has opened fashion boutiques and launched a clothing line. He has even graced the cover of Vogue with his supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk.
With his many achievements, it is no wonder he is considered a hero in his Spanish hometown. In 2013, he opened a museum to house all of his trophies and various memorabilia.
Despite being an all-around good guy and excelling in everything he tries, he is a tough soccer player. In fact, he is currently facing a two game ban for kicking an opponent.