Speaking a foreign language you’re not completely comfortable with can be nerve-racking, to say the least. But just imagine trying to speak that language in front of a very famous person.
Sounds pretty daunting, doesn’t it?
But that’s exactly what a Japanese boy did when he bravely spoke Portuguese to one of the world’s most renowned athletes, FIFA legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
A snippet from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Q&A session shows this Japanese fan approaching his icon on stage, and attempting to speak Portuguese to him.
The kid politely introduces himself, and tells Ronaldo how much he loves to play football. But the entire audience laughs at his attempt to speak.
But not Ronaldo. As soon as the people start laughing, he turns to the crowd, and scolds them with a short, but empowering, statement.
Watch this video to hear what Ronaldo had to say.
The video got positive feedback from the online community, and most of the comments onRedditcomplimented the kid’s ability to speak Portuguese with a proper accent.
Also, as one Reddit user points out, this situation should be very familiar to Cristiano Ronaldo, as he himself had to learn new languages, and speak in public in front of cameras.