LISBON – Portuguese star footballer Christiano Ronaldo has released a heart-wrenching video message to children in war-torn Syria declaring them ‘heroes’.

Ronaldo told Syrian kid he is with them during their plight. The video message starts with: “Hello, this is for children of Syria, We know that you have been suffering a lot.”

“I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes,” said Ronaldo in a brief heart felt message.

“Don’t lose your hope, the world is with you. We care about you. I am with you,” the message concluded.

It is relevant to mention that Syria is continuously under hostility from 2011 and scores of children have been affected during the civil war.

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