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Cristiano Ronaldo meets young fan who lost parents in Beirut bombing

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a worldwide superstar. The Real Madrid forward is listed by Forbes as the third highest paid athlete in the world.

However, the three-time Ballon d'Or winner never forgets his tough upbringing and always finds time to help those less fortunate than himself. 

In 2013, Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer became the global artist ambassador for children hunger and nutrition with Save the Children. He has also used his mass wealth to help people in need all around the world. 

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But it is not always his money that can help improve the mood of people who have suffered. Sometimes his presence can be enough.

That was the case for a young Real Madrid fan, from Beirut, who got the chance to fulfill one of his lifelong dreams by meeting the 31-year-old.

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Haidar, who lost both of his parents during a bombing in the capital of Lebanon, was wearing a number seven shirt and was pictured hugging Ronaldo in a touching photo that was posted on the club's official Twitter account.

CONVINCING WIN

The tender moment came less than 24 hours after Ronaldo scored a brace to help Los Blancos overcome Rayo Vallecano 10-2 at the Bernabeu.

The convincing win meant Madrid vastly improved their goal difference and surpassed Barcelona as the league's leading goalscorers.

Real Madrid CF v Rayo Vallecano - La Liga

Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 and then headed another after 53 minutes.

But he was overshadowed by Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, who scored four and three respectively, as they ran riot over the nine-man visitors.

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