Afghan boy with homemade Messi shirt gets the real thing

The Afghan boy in a homemade plastic Messi shirt who became the subject of a global social media hunt has finally been given the real Messi shirt he always wanted and it was sent care of Leo Messi himself.

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UNICEF delivered an autographed Messi shirt to five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi and his response was like a line from the most beautiful Pixar film ever written.

“I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me,” Murtaza said, reducing everyone within earshot to a puddle of warm tears.

He added*: “I don’t love Gonzalo Higuain, though. I mean, ruining two major cup finals in a row? What a choke artist.”

(UNICEF)
(UNICEF)

*He didn’t really.

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