As he was preparing to face Ajax in the Champions League, Ronaldo took a moment to make a young supporters’ day by giving him a cheeky brush of the head.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave the kid a smile that was captured on camera and his girlfriend shared it with her 10.4million followers.
Ronaldo is constantly battling to keep a good image and he is being helped by his girlfriend here and her social media followers.
The Portuguese has a swagger about him that very few athletes have, and it rubs plenty of people up the wrong way.
Whether it’s his questionable fashion sense or his trademark celebration, the former Manchester United man riles up plenty of people.
But he does, in fact, have a softer side, though it’s not often on show.
Cristiano Ronaldo did, however, give a glimpse of his personality before Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final first leg with Ajax on Wednesday.
Juventus’ record signing showed his classy side while both teams were lined-up with their respective mascots.
One mascot was in awe of Ronaldo, so much so he stared at the 33-year-old.
Ronaldo soon noticed the young boy’s gaze and responded by gently touching him on the back of the head.
The youngster was over the moon that Ronaldo acknowledged him and couldn’t contain his delight.
The touching moment went viral and was also shared on Instagram by Ronaldo’s girlfriend, Rodriguez.
She shared the video on her Instagram story, with the accompanying caption: “Dulce buenos”, which translates to: “Sweet dreams.”
Ronaldo played a key role in Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Ajax, scoring the opening goal of the game in the first half.
However, despite his midweek goalscoring exploits, Juventus boss Massimo Allegri has revealed he won’t play any part in Saturday’s clash with SPAL, in which the Old Lady can potentially clinch their eighth successive Serie A title.
“It’s unlikely [Ronaldo] will play tomorrow because he came back on the limit after the injury he had so there’s no sense in risking him,” Allegri said his prematch news conference.
“This will be a chance for somebody else to come back, but the team which does play will be a strong and right one.
“A lot of players will be rested and there are many others who need to get some action.
“Maybe some will even be left at home.
“It will be a good opportunity for whoever comes.”