Brazilian footballer David Luiz made headlines recently for wearing his heart on his sleeve. The Brazilian captain shed tears on the field last Tuesday when Brazil lost the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals match to Germany.
A nine-year-old fan named Ana Luz reached out to David Luiz to help console him. What she wrote was so heartwarming David took to Instagram to share with the world what she said.
Ana Luz writes:
“Hi David Luiz, My name is Ana Luz. I saw all of the Brazil games in the World Cup and I liked it a lot watching you play. I think that you don’t need to be sad because you played well and did the best you could. You were a great captain. Life is like this, sometimes people lose and sometimes people win but people only need to be happy. David Luiz, you are my champion. Ana Luz Penna Reale”
David Luiz was so touched he replied:
“Many thanks Princess Ana Luz, loved your letter! And I thank all Brazilians for all the support! I’ll never give up my dreams, and I will always strive to give back all that love I receive! God bless you all!”
Sometimes words of encouragement are all we need. As the saying goes, “The best things come in small packages.” Ana Luz is proof of that.