Eight-year-old Manuel flew to Miami with his family to attend his idol’s debut. He began the same growth procedure as the Argentine star two years ago, and it was noticeable in him.
In the midst of the commotion in the United States due to the transfer of Lionel Messi to Inter Miami, the captain of the Argentine team fulfilled the dream of an eight-year-old boy who received the same growth treatment as years ago when he arrived in Barcelona.
This is Manuela, an eight-year-old boy from Bariloche who has been injecting himself with hormones daily for two years in order to grow. After Messi’s arrival in Miami, he came to the United States with his family to witness his idol’s debut.
As revealed in a video, he chose the Argentine athlete as his “hero and best example” because he had a similar predicament as a child. “I enjoy watching you play, but I am also inspired by your unwavering determination to succeed,” he said.
At the end of the video, which shows several shots of Manuel shouting at Messi from the stadium, he says: “I would like to meet you personally to thank you and show my admiration for you.”
Finally, the Argentine celebrity received this plea and the boy made his dream come true. Manuel met Messi through tears and was able to give his idol the long-awaited hug, who also received it warmly.