It all began with an innocent post-game lesson in sportsmanship.

Today it is being held up as a shining example to the world.

Back in August, when the FC Barcelona Under-14 football team emerged with a 1–0 victory over local side Omiya Ardija Junior in the final of the World Challenge Cup, held in Japan, the losing team, as one can imagine, was inconsolable.

Well, almost. The video above speaks volumes.


Now, the soothing gesture, which instantly went viral and morphed into one of the year’s biggest feel-good moments, has been duly recognized by one of the world’s preeminent organizations focused on honoring remarkable individuals, teams, and achievements in the world of sports.

In fact, this "remarkable" story, as is described, currently leads the voting, and the public is free to vote on mylaureus.com.

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