Jack Grealish’s emotional moment with fan has left the football world awestruck
The Manchester City winger’s touching gesture was caught on camera ahead of their FA Cup clash against Fulham
Manchester City fan Abbie Pinder meets idol Jack Grealish
Abbie Pinder, a Manchester City fan, was eagerly waiting for her hero Jack Grealish inside the Etihad Stadium, right where players enter.
The Englishman noticed her at the entrance and didn't hesitate to sign a couple of shirts for the teenage girl, who is suffering from cerebral palsy. Witnessing her idol’s act of kindness, the 14-year-old cried tears of joy.
The City star couldn’t help but walk up to Abbie and give her a warm hug. He also left her a touching message on the back of one City shirt that read, “To Abbie, lovely to meet you today beautiful girl. Lots of love, Jack x”.
Ms Pinder described the moment as a “dream come true”. Her mother, Zoe, was left overwhelmed by the 26-year-old’s gesture as he took some time out to greet her daughter.
Manchester City later scored 4 goals against Fulham at home to secure a place in the FA Cup fifth round. Ms Pinder also got a chance to meet City fullback Kyle Walker after the match.
The triumph against Fulham would have been the icing on the cake for young Abbie, who is sure to remember the day for the rest of her life.