Harry Kane's beautiful tweet to a young fan suffering with illness ahead of Sweden game

Tunisia v England: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Gareth Southgate and his 23 man squad are making the the nation proud this World Cup.

England's side were not considered one of the favourites, but after a number of plucky displays so far this campaign, the Three Lions find themselves in the quarter-finals of the competition.

They will now play Sweden on Saturday afternoon as they look to win their second World Cup title.

While their performances on the pitch have been impressive, it's their actions off it that are also making the nation proud.

Harry Kane is without doubt England's most influential player, but he also seems a role model off it.

And he has exemplified that point with a lovely tweet this morning.

Twitter user @LiamHerbert_ tweeted Kane a lovely video of a young fan named Ben receiving a World Cup trophy having just gone through with radiotherapy for a brain tumour.

He asked Kane and England if they too could do the same.

The video makes for emotional tweet and has since gone viral, with 25,000 'likes'.

Kane has taken the time out of his day to watch the video, and has since sent a lovely message to Ben.

The England captain wrote: "Hi Ben, I've seen your video and you are an inspiration. Carry on fighting and we'll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face! #BensWorldCup"

Absolutely beautiful from the England skipper. What a role model he is.

The 24-year-old is not just one of the world's best on the pitch, he is also a brilliant guy off it.

England fans showed their appreciation in their droves, with the tweet going viral within an hour.

Meanwhile, Sweden's captain, Andreas Granqvist, has said ahead of Saturday's game that they need to stop Kane.

“We know they have Harry Kane, who is really dangerous in the penalty box, so we need to be very strong in the box and try to make sure that they don’t get the service that they need,” Granqvist said.

“He’s incredibly skilled, not just at penalties, but as a striker. He’s good at everything and it’s going to be a very tough match against him. But we’re going to do everything to stop him."

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