A viral video captured a mascot’s an incredibly wholesome reaction as he met Chelsea and Real Madrid stars ahead of the two teams’ Champions League quarter-final second leg.
Lately, people have been paying attention to footballers and how they interact with mascots.
Fans criticized Arsenal’s players for allegedly not acknowledging a young girl who was waiting for them before their match against West Ham on Sunday.
Although the girl’s father has brushed off any complaints, some still think that Mikel Arteta’s side should have given more attention to the mascot.
However, everyone could clearly see the delight on the young mascot’s face in this case.
In the clip, the young boy can be seen waiting in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge before the game.
“Kante, Kante,” he shouts, as he spots the Frenchman coming through.
“Courtois, Courtois,” he then exclaims – evidently still feeling a soft spot for the former Blues shot-stopper.
“Chelsea’s going to win,” he adds – prompting the Belgian to let out a grin.
And the boy’s excitement didn’t stop there.
“It’s Joao Felix,” he stresses, before adding: “His card on FIFA  is rated 95.”
Though the mascot was no doubt delighted to meet so many players from both teams, it was his interaction withKarim Benzemathat proved to be the most wholesome.
“Benzema, Benzema, is your hand ok?”, the boy can be heard asking.
In response, the Madrid striker puts out his and offers the boy a handshake.
Overcome with emotion, the mascot then clutches his hand and even lets out a scream.
Check out the clip below:
This kid was hyped to see Chelsea and Madrid stars in the tunnel.
His reaction to Benzema 🤣
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 19, 2023
Fans react to young Chelsea mascot
“Awesome! This is what football is about,” said one Twitter user.
“I would react the same way if I shook hands with Benzema,” added a second.
A third said: “Yeah, that’s a proper fan, bro can’t believe his eyes.”
The Blues’ hopes of any European silverware are now over, after they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and 4-0 on aggregate.