Back at the beginning of this crazy year, then-five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi went viral for showing off a plastic bag he had made into a Lionel Messi jersey. The Afghanistan Football Federation set up plans to make the boys meet.
On Tuesday, a video was tweeted out by 2022 Qatar World Cup organizers showing Messi, considered one of the best soccer players in the world, picking up Ahmadi, now six years old, and posing for photos.
Here's the video of the legend and his fan's first meeting.
Here's one of Ahmadi's original photos.
And here's the back of the jersey.
After he initially went viral, he got an actual jersey signed by Messi.
I sold all my belongings and brought my family out of Afghanistan to save my son's life as well as the lives of the rest of the family.
Ahmadi will join his "hero" on the pitch on Tuesday night when his Barcelona squad takes on Al Ahli, The Guardian reports.
Meanwhile, Ahmadi had to flee to Pakistan after getting threats over the phone after his newfound fame, his father Mohammad Arif Ahmadi said.
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