WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo hugs little boy and welcomes him to Manchester United team bus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season on Thursday. (file)

A heartbreaking video has surfaced on social media that shows Cristiano Ronaldo hugging a little boy and escorting him to the team bus and meeting other Manchester United players. The clip was shared on Twitter by a fan account ‘The CR7 Timeline’. It has been viewed over 235,000 times and garnered over 11,000 likes.

“Cristiano Ronaldo hugs a little boy and takes him to the Manchester United team bus to meet other players. What a man,” read the caption of the post.

Check out the video below:

The Portugal star was recently in Moldova as Manchester United faced FC Sheriff in their second group match of the Europa League.

Prior to the match, the United team bus was leaving Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, when a little boy wearing Ronaldo’s No. 7 jersey crossed security to meet the legendary footballer. In return, Ronaldo hugged the young child and then went a step further and welcomed the child on the team bus, possibly to meet the rest of the squad.

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The Portuguese superstar earned a lot of praise from social media users for his generous gesture. One user wrote, ‘What a great personality. What is the brand “That little gesture meant the whole world to that little boy,” added another.

A third commented, “Thanks to that tireless kid. Hahaha,” while a fourth said, “First a father and then a complete legend”.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season on Thursday as Manchester United beat FC Sheriff 2-0 in the Europa League. After Jadon Sancho’s opener, Ronaldo scored United’s second goal via the penalty spot. It was the 37-year-old’s 699th goal for the club.

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