A picture picked up on social media showed a young football fan in an old T-shirt with the name ‘Gabadinho’ written on the back. The real Mhango made it his mission to find the young fan, who was eventually located, with the Malawian international returning home to meet the youngster, handing him his Wits club shirt and treating him to lunch.
Here’s the post Mhango shared via his official Twitter account:
Guys, we found our Young Gabadinho!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/bGSxpW0QDF— Gabadinho Mhango (@gabadinhoFlames) November 5, 2016
And the full explanation of the inspiring tale:
The act of kindness resembles that of Barcelona star Lionel Messi who earlier this year sent a signed football shirt and ball to a young Afghan fan who has posted a photo on social media wearing a blue and white plastic bag depicting Messi’s name in a homemade Argentine strip.