Anderson Silva makes surprise visit to 12 year old fan in the hospital

The following clip is pretty touching regardless of what language you speak or country you are from. Anderson Silva being the celebrity and role model he is in Brazil has a legion of fans ranging from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.

But one 12 year old boy in particular who happens to be suffering from a bone condition known as “Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome”, leaving him in a wheelchair for 9 months after requiring two leg and hip surgeries, was lucky enough to accept a few words of wisdom from none other than the P4P king and UFC champion himself.

Dr. Eduardo Picanco arranged the surprise meeting after learning that one of the boys idols was Anderson. Silva showed up bearing gifts, embraces and the following words of encouragement:

“Let me tell you something: You’ll need to do something very important for everyone. You’ll have to work hard so you can get better very soon. ‘Minotauro’ had the same problem, and he’s fighting again. Got it? So you have to work hard. I talked to the doctor. He’ll talk to ‘Minotauro’s’ doctor to see if she can help you too. That way you’ll get back to training as soon as possible. OK? Cool?

“… Let’s get better fast so we can train. It’s a date. We’ll train when you get better.”

Looks like Silva just went up a few points in the awesome human being category. As a kid I could only imagine what it would be liketo have your favorite fighter promise some training sessions with him at Blackhouse.


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    April 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I'm man enough to admit that I cried a little. lol

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    April 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Good post, Bryan.

    Yep, that's definitely the P4P King. Well done, Champ.

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    April 3, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Simplicity at its best!

    How can we not like this guy? To me, he will always be a Champ…

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    April 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I vomited [but just a bit] right in my mouth.

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    Brian Cox

    April 3, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Well, it's about time. Silva's been ducking the 12 year old for nearly a year, now. Kid didn't have enough Twitter followers. It would have been nice though, if he'd given the lad a heads'-up and allowed him to camp beforehand, but then again, what the heck. :-)

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    April 3, 2013 at 5:18 am

    @Bryan…..poor kid, nothing worse than being in a wheelchair at that age when everyone at his age is out playing football.

    Good job Anderson Silva….

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    April 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I gotta admit, I thought this was gonna be cheesy as hell … but Anderson really dealt with the young boy well. Good job Anderson!!

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    April 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Very good spider!! You the man!!

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    April 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    We all know this is a publicity stunt but what really maters is that it made a real difference in this kids life and his words were really inspiring….go kid!! War Goat!

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    April 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I wasn't sure if Anderson Silva could get any greater.

    He shocked me once again, this time it wasn't in the cage.

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