When she comes onto the field, both the grandma and grandson hug each other tightly, crying and expressing their emotions.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on November 22, 2022. It has since been updated.
The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is beautiful, to say the least. Some close relationships really move you when you least expect them. Something like this happened to a Venezuelan soccer player while he was professionally playing in Portugal. In a heartwarming video, a soccer player is seen sobbing as he sees his grandmother for the first time in 4 years, cheering for him from the stands. At the beginning of the video, he is unaware of his grandma in the stands. He's simply moving toward the stands to say hello to the fans in the audience and is seen excited, doing a little dance to showcase his joy. He sees somebody in the stands he thinks he recognizes and then moves toward the stands to check. He then pauses when he realizes it's his grandmother. The player then gets so emotional that he breaks down in tears right there.
The footballer is then seen sitting on the ground, sobbing with happiness at seeing a woman he deeply loves. His teammates come over to console him as he cries, overwhelmed with emotion, offering him hugs and emotional support. In the stands, grandma herself is overcome with emotion, proceeding to walk towards her little boy. She's standing with two other women, presumably other relatives. When she comes onto the field, both the grandma and grandson hug each other tightly, crying and expressing their emotions. The teammates and everyone watching break into applause as the duo embraces.
So beautiful!! I wish grandparents lived forever 🥺❤️— LILA HART ❤️ (@lovelilahart) November 22, 2022
The video is getting a lot of love online, with about 5,000 views and many people commenting on how adorable the moment between the two is. Instagram user @brenitaporter commented, "It’s evident that he’s a decent guy by everyone’s reaction to his emotions!! It was beautiful to watch him being surprised by seeing his grandmother in the stands. Love is everything!" Another Instagram user, @hwx12man, commented, "God I miss my grandmother every day. I hate the fact she never got to meet my children."
@guzmin44 commented, "My Grandes passed away 38 years ago and I still have her so present in my mind. I was so fortunate to have her in my life!" Another user, @bookiebaker, commented that the footballer is, after all, a grandchild, and a grandchild is a grandchild at any age. "A grandbaby is a grandbaby at any age. I can imagine the love of his grandma as he grew up and this is totally amazing."
Twitter user @tenoaks6 commented, "Yep…needed a little ugly cry before bed!! Thanks for this ~ grandma’s are the best!" Another Twitter user @BakareLawrence related with the video, given that they had themselves not seen their mom for a while, "Now I cry too because it's been 4 years since I've see my mother." User @PhiSolver "The human side of this world cup football championship."