Luka Modric invites disabled fan up on stage with him during World Cup celebrations
Luka is kind, be like Luka.
Despite losing the World Cup final, the people of Croatia have not stopped celebrating their second-place finish all week. Parties in city squares and open top bus parades have attracted hundreds of thousands of people to come together in celebration of a quite incredible achievement.
At their most recent celebration event, the Golden Ball winner was leading proceedings, just as he does on the pitch, mic in hand. The Croatia captain then noticed a young boy who suffers from Down syndrome in the front row, desperate to meet his hero.
Modric, being the kind and generous soul that he is, invited the young boy on stage and embraced him. The celebrations then continued with Modric and the boy arm in arm.
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It's yet another example of how such a small act of kindness can make somebody's day, week, even year. That's an experience that the boy will never forget and that Modric should be commended for.
Croatia might not have come home with the trophy, but they certainly showed the team why they are a team to be admired both on and off the pitch.