After Brazil had their intensely humbling World Cup loss to Germany last week, no one seemed to take it harder than defender David Luiz.
With captain Thiago Silva suspended for the match, the team got slaughtered 7-1. Luiz went on TV to offer a tearful apology, where he said, "I just wanted to see my people smile."
So 9-year-old fan Ana Luz decided to cheer up the athlete by writing him a heartfelt letter, which he posted on his Instagram.
The letter reads:
Hi David Luiz,
My name is Ana Luz.
I saw all of the Brazil games in the World Cup and I liked it a lot watching you play.
I think that you don't need to be sad because you played well and did the best you could. You were a great captain.
Life is like this, sometimes people lose and sometimes people win but people only need to be happy.
David Luiz, you are my champion.
Ana Luz Penna Reale
The Paris Saint-Germain defender was incredibly touched by the letter, writing, "Many thanks princess Ana Luz, loved your letter! And thanks to all Brazilians for all the support! I'll never give up my dreams, and I will always strive to give back all that love I receive! God bless you all!"
Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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