Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary footballer in a video posted on Twitter on Friday, in an emotional message to children in Syria to not lose hope.
The Portuguese player who is well-known for using his popularity to help the suffering children across the globe told the kids in war-torn Syrian that you are the real heroes.
“This is for the children of Syria. We know you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes. Don’t lose your hope. The world is with you. I am with you.”
The Real Madrid forward player said that his video is meant to be a 'message of hope.'
Along with the video, Portugal national team captain has also made a 'generous donation' to help the children in the country provide food, medicine and clothing.
He is an ambassador of the London-based Save the Children international organization since 2013.
The organization, in a statement issued after Ronaldo's donation news came in, called people around the world to think about making donations, instead of discussing how much Cristiano donated to the mission.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s generous donation will help us to support children from Aleppo and across Syria, who have suffered things children should never have to live throughNick Finney, Save the Children’s
He said that the organization is tremendously grateful for Ronaldo's life-changing support.
“Ronaldo is not only one of the world’s most iconic sports figures, but he also has become a beacon of hope for millions of boys and girls worldwide — and hope is something that Syria’s children need now more than ever,” he said.
Ronaldo has previously made news for showing solidarity to kids in Syria who are seriously affected by the war between rebels and Bashar' government.
Last March, he took it to the Twitter to post a photo of him and his son, with a photo of Ayman, a five-year-old soccer fan Syrian refugee.
He had also included a link to Save the Children’s Syrian children relief fund.
With Ronaldo’s help, we can keep the focus on the children of the Syrian war, many of whom have known nothing but war their entire life. After five years of this conflict, we don’t want the world to forget the children — they shouldn’t have to pay the price for the world’s inactionCarolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children
The war in Syrian has intensified after the Syrian government declared that it has regained the control of Aleppo from rebels.