Sometimes all you need is a hug.
Like when you're Samuel Eto'o, captain of Cameroon's 2014 World Cup team, and you're headed home after a disappointing blowout loss to Brazil. Or when you're a young Cameroonian fan, similarly crushed by the loss.
Those two mutual needs came together earlier this week, when a downtrodden Eto'o encountered the boy while heading to the team bus that would deliver Cameroon to the airport. Instead of shaking the boy's hand, or offering a simple wave, notes Yahoo, Eto'o leaned down and gave the boy a long, sentimental hug.
Now there's a hug worth of the world's biggest stage.