Heartwarming moment a young soccer fan tries to smile through tears of joy as NRL superstar Josh Addo-Carr gives him the jersey on his back as a birthday present
- A boy named Kenny got the surprise of his life
- The Bulldogs winger was a great football ambassador
- A gracious act came after a heartbreaking loss
A soccer fan named Kenny received the best birthday present of his young life after Bulldogs winger Josh Addo-Carr gave him the jersey directly on his back in emotional scenes last Saturday.
Although Canterbury lost a thriller to the Roosters by a single point, the NRL’s fastest man was only too happy to hang out with a group of kids on the sidelines after the game on the coast Central NSW.
In a video posted to TikTok, Addo-Carr is seen posing for a photo with Kenny before asking a man who appears to be related to the youngster, “Is it his birthday?”
The young fan couldn’t control his emotions when his hero gave him the birthday present to beat all birthday presents last Saturday
Despite being at the end of a very frustrating one-point loss to the Roosters just minutes before, Addo-Carr didn’t hesitate to take off his sweater when he learned that Kenny’s birthday was coming up in a few minutes. days.
When told the big day was coming up that week, he didn’t hesitate for a second before starting to pull off his top as other fans tried to get his attention, including one who cheekily told him, “C ‘It’s my 27 day birthday!’
After getting help from the man filming the video, the man known to footy fans as “The Fox” then signs the sweater as Kenny begins to shed a tear.
When Addo-Carr pulls him over the fence for a photo seconds later, he can’t contain his feelings and begins to cry before forcing a smile for the camera as his hero smiles broadly and gives him a hug.
Viewers were moved by the footage, which made some of them as emotional as Kenny.
“Awww man this made me cry,” one wrote.
‘I’m in tears!! The little man is so cute,” added another.
“Wowww…the way Ken reacted melted me,” said a third.
Footy fans’ hearts melted after seeing ‘The Fox’ sign his top and put it back on – while a cheeky youngster told him: ‘It’s my birthday in 27 days!’
The Dogs winger scored two tries against the Roosters to continue a strong comeback from an injury which saw him force his return to the NSW State of Origin team
Another commenter wrote: “He’s my little cousin, he loves Josh so much this moment meant the world to him.”
Addo-Carr is known as a great football ambassador thanks to his love of spending time with fans, as he did when he spent 20 minutes signing autographs in the parking lot of CommBank Stadium after a game in May, despite wearing a protective boot with a serious ankle injury.
“He was hobbling back to his car and he was completely mobbed, and he just stood there and took every picture, signed every autograph…it was just awesome,” radio host Ray Thomas said of the scenes.
“I love giving back and putting smiles on faces. I think that’s what it’s all about,’ Addo-Carr said sports bible last month.
“You don’t know who is going through a tough time right now. Someone might be going through a tough time you’re having and all they want is a photo and a little chat.
“So putting a smile on their faces is what I always thought about when meeting people.”
Addo-Carr scored two tries in the loss to the Roosters, continuing his solid form since returning from injury and forcing his return to the NSW State of Origin team.