Connacht out-half Jack Carty shows he is one of rugby's nice guys with heartwarming gesture to cheer up young fan
Whoever said you should never meet your heroes obviously didn't look up to Connacht out-half Jack Carty.
Twitter user Robert Quinn has shared a heartwarming interaction that his son had with the number ten, with Carty doing his best to cheer up the 14-year-old, kicking the ball around with him before giving him one of his Connacht jerseys.
Quinn was delighted with Carty's gesture, calling the out-half a 'bloody gentleman', and posted the hand-written note the rugby star included with the gift.
"Was really great meeting you today, I don't think our meeting was by chance," Carty wrote.
"Always remember to keep the head up, don't mind people who are jealous of you and your soccer skills! At your age I wish I had as good a right foot.
"If you are ever on holiday in Connemara again and get bored (which is very easy to happen) I would love for you and your family to come to a Connacht match.
"Hope you enjoy the kit!"
@connachtrugby, my 14 year old son was sitting in a park today, down in the dumps. Jack Carty came by, cheered my boy up... Kicked a ball about with him and then drove to our home to deliver one of his rugby shirts as a souvenir.. Jack you are a bloody gentleman. Thank you!! pic.twitter.com/OSwxwBnKuX— Robert Quinn (@sidmonton) June 6, 2018