06/09/2014 04:29 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:08 EDT

Neymar protects child who invaded Brazil’s practice

Brazilian star Neymar certainly earned the accolades of one fan.

During a training session on Monday, three days before the start of the World Cup, a boy invaded the practice.

While he was being escorted out by security, Neymar quickly stepped into action.

He waved over and returned with the boy back onto the pitch.

It didn’t end there. After introducing him to some teammates, Neymar snapped a picture of the group, giving the boy a lifelong thrill.