Murtaza Ahmadi, 6, became an over night viral star after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi shirt made out of plastic were shared across social media.
Now Ahmad has come face-to-face with the four-time Ballon d’Or winner in a heartwarming meeting in Doha, Qatar.
Barcelona were in Qatar to play a friendly against Saudi Arabian Al Ahli on Tuesday evening.
Ahmadi, who was given the honour of bringing the match ball out onto the pitch before the match, seized the opportunity to steal another impromptu meeting with his hero.
After placing the ball on the centre circle Ahmadi ignores the referee’s attempts to escort him for the pitch before running over to Lionel Messi on the edge of the semi circle.