The World Cup in Qatar is raising many passions in the first days of the tournament and has become the perfect excuse for some to renew the television. The protagonist of this story opted for this option because he does not want to lose any championship game and he got a large team.
Granddaughter's testimony. A story that would not have gone further if it were not for the details provided by her granddaughter Vanesa, who dazzled Twitter with her tender story.
The Twitter thread. Vanesa began to publish this thread before the World Cup, explaining that her 85-year-old grandfather had bought a large television. An acquisition that her uncles did not like, who understood that the device was excessive in size. Faced with this reproach, the old man responded with a painful phrase to justify the purchase: "This is going to be my last World Cup."
In numbers. The tweet became a boom in social networks with more than 212,000 "likes" and more than 10,000 retweets. However, its media reach has been much more powerful than these figures indicate, since the case has appeared in the international media and even the president of his country has made fact of the situation.
The president's gift The story of César, as his grandfather is called, powerfully caught the attention of Guillermo Lasso, the president of Ecuador, who wanted to meet him in person to give him a shirt of his beloved soccer team.
Thank you message. Vanesa wanted to thank the massive support of Twitter users and the Ecuadorian president in a last tweet in which she showed her grandfather César, wearing the Ecuador shirt and watching his team's game on the new screen.
To culminate this beautiful story and to the happiness of the protagonist, Ecuador beat Qatar 0-2 in the opening match.