Soccer Star Luis Suarez Surprises Young Cancer Patient With Emotional Video Call

05/07/2015 04:46 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2015

Luis Suarez may have a fierce reputation on the field, but when he's not playing soccer, he can be a pretty compassionate guy.

Fundación Pérez Scremini, a foundation that aims to fight childhood cancer, uploaded a video this week featuring the F.C. Barcelona forward surprising Mateo, a young fan from Uruguay who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, according to the video's subtitles.

Their interaction is nothing short of magical.

In the video, Mateo sits down for a video call, thinking he'll be speaking with a Spanish doctor for a consultation. When the conversation begins, the patient speaks to Suarez, whose face is hidden from the screen. Mateo is still unaware of the athlete's true identity.

But at the 1:30 mark, Suarez finally reveals his face and let's just say Mateo's reaction made our eyes start raining.

The soccer player praised Mateo for his bravery and even offered to give the boy one of his jerseys, saying, "Let's make a deal. If you are good do what the doctors say, I promise to [give] you [a jersey]," Suarez says, according to the video's translation. "But of the ones I play with. Not from the store."

You may not be Suarez's biggest fan, but after watching this video, you'll admit that what he did was incredibly moving.

H/T Metro

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