Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t the only angel in disguise for the underprivileged children.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid football star, added another tick to his extensive list of charitable acts by welcoming a 3-year-old orphaned survivor of a bomb attack in Beirut, Lebanon.
Haidar Mustafa lost both his parents in the suicide bombing at Bourj el Barajneh, which happened less than 24 hours before the attacks in Paris, overshadowing the Beirut bombing. The toddler was photographed bandaged in a hospital, wearing a real Madrid shirt sporting the No. 7, Ronaldo’s player number.
A Lebanese reporter, Rana Harbi, after hearing the story of the little football aficionado, attempted to contact Real Madrid for a meeting with their star footballer.
The Spanish football club soon got back to her and arranged a meeting of the recovering toddler with his football idol.
This is not the first time the football club has stepped up to help their fans in need. Cristiano Ronaldo, personally has a long track record of helping the underprivileged. From the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami fundraising to the 11 Against Ebola campaign, Ronaldo, who has been named the most charitable athlete in the world, has been very active in philanthropic acts.
"My father always taught me that when you help other people, God will give you double. And that's what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more," Ronaldo said of his humanitarian acts.