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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as homeless man, shows off array of skill and makes kid's day

Published 04/08/2015 | 12:45

Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man in Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man in Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man in Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man in Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo managed to prank Madrid town centre and in doing so made one young Real fan the happiest boy in Spain.

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In a video posted on YouTube, Ronaldo can be seen being dressed up as a homeless man - including fake hair, beard and fat suit - before taking to the streets with a dog and football.

What follows is comedy gold, and proves that Ronaldo is, for all his wealth and celebrity, a decent man.

Those of you with good memories might remember seeing some brief footage of the set-up, which leaked online earlier this year. Now you can see the whole thing!

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In the busy Plaza de Callao in downtown Madrid, the world player of the year ties his (borrowed) dog to a chair and starts doing kick-ups.

The disguise works. No-one gives him a second glance. To everyone else in the Plaza, he just looks like a homeless guy trying to earn a few euros from the locals.

Watch it here:

Occasionally, passers-by will stop to watch the homeless man's impressive football skills, especially when he decides to replicate Ronaldo's trade-mark step-overs.

Several hours pass before the heart-warming pay-off finally happens. A kid decides to play with him and the two take part in a bit of one-on-one before Ronaldo gives him a hug (still dressed as a tramp), picks up the ball and signs it.

The young boy looks perplexed, wondering why this man has signed the football - that is until Ronaldo begins to peel off the disguise, leaving his new best friend in open-mouthed wonder and on the verge of (happy) tears.

Needless to say, everyone in the Plaza who had previously ignored what they considered to be a tramp suddenly flocks to the scene, mobile phones in hand.

But the happiest face in town belongs to this little boy...

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