11-year-old spends the day of his life as he surprisingly meets Messi: a beautiful story
- The two have suddenly met each other on the beach and played soccer.
- McKenzie, exactly the youngster, is surprised by Leo's modesty.
- Messi is currently on his holidays after recent Copa America performances.
The 11-year-old boy McKenzie O'Neill was on holiday together with his parents and he certainly did not expect such turn of events.
He actually. Met. Leo. Messi.
The boy told that it was Leo's father Jorge who invited the kid to play beach soccer together with the legend. McKenzie did not hesitate to agree and joined the company of Leo, his son Thiago and some other boys.
"He doesn't act like he owns the place, he just acts like what anyone else would act like," confesses McKenzie. "He looked happy to see me playing with his son and some other boys."
The boy's mother, Anna O'Neill is also amazed at the Messi family's humility.
"It was such a sweet experience. They're just a very normal family."
However, the first mom's reaction was different as she is not a football fan.
"I was just like, who?" admits Ms. O'Neill.
Anna notes how cozy the relationships between Leo and his wife Antonella are.
"You can see he's very much in love with his wife - it's glorious to see. His wife is a very warm person and Messi definitely seemed confident and happy for Mackenzie to be hanging around with his family.
"As they left on their final day, Messi and his wife gave really lovely waves saying, 'bye Mackenzie, bye' and we all said thank you so much and cheerio," ends Anna.
What would YOU say to Leo if you suddenly met him in the street or elsewhere?