Real Madrid gives boy who lost his parents the day of a lifetime

Published Mar. 17, 2016 5:38 p.m. ET

A young boy who suffered a horrible loss was given the day of a lifetime by Real Madrid on Thursday.

Ahmed Dawabsha lost both of his parents and his brother in a firebomb attack on his home in the West Bank. The horrible event left him with a giant loss, as well as serious burns to his body. When Real Madrid heard about the tragedy that struck 5-year-old Ahmed and invited him to join the club in Madrid, giving him a chance to meet his heroes.

Not only did they fly him to Madrid, but he got to run around the pitch at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and meet the players. Everyone, from Cristiano Ronaldo, to Marcelo, all the way down the club's roster took some time to meet the young boy.

Palestinian Football Association president Jibril Rajoub told IBTimes: "There is an unknown soldier in this initiative and that is Zinedine Zidane, who we warmly thank."

It appears as if the Real Madrid manager led the way in getting Ahmed to the club and all of the players did what they could do make the day extra special. There is obviously no making up for the loss of one's parents, but hopefully Ahmed had a day he'll remember forever.