Brazilian talisman Neymar's World Cup-ending injury at the hands of Colombia in the quarter-finals has triggered an outpouring of support, with rival fans, fellow players, celebrities and even the country's president Dilma Rousseff united in mourning.
Moved by all the love he has been getting, the man himself posted an emotional minute-long video thanking his supporters.
Here's the rough translation by a YouTube user posting in the comments section of the video, which has garnered almost three million views:
"Brazilian people, players, coaches and fans, this is a very tough moment. It’s hard to express my thoughts in words. I want to tell you that I’ll be back on the field as soon as possible.
"I would like to thank you for your support and affection expressed through the messages that have been sent to me.
"My dream is not over yet, it was interrupted due to a move but it is still alive. I am sure my team mates will make sure I can achieve my dream which is to be champion.
"Another dream of mine was to play on a World Cup final but I won’t be able to do it now.
"Although I’m sure that my team mates will win and be champions along with me and we Brazilian people will be celebrating this achievement. Thank you all."
Source: ST Communities