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This video of Pablo Zabaleta saying goodbye to Man City fans will confirm your belief that football is the greatest thing in the world

The Argentine full-back surprised fans and one meeting in particularly has made the whole world cry

We’re not crying, there’s just something in our eye.

In a emotional farewell to the club, Pablo Zabaleta surprised a group of Man City fans as they recorded messages for the departing legend.

What they didn’t know is that they’d actually get to meet their hero face to face.

A man of the people

A man of the people

The video went viral as fans of many clubs failed to hold back tears because of oneΒ exchange in particular.

Young fan Callum or ‘mini Zaba’ as he’s known was reduced to tears when he reunited with his favourite player.

The pair had first met years ago when Callum was in hospital.

The whole thing is worth a watch but skip to 6:17 for the special moment…

And that’s why football is without a doubt humankind’s greatest invention.

When Zabaleta himself chokes up at the end it’s impossible not to join him.

Even Pablo commented on the video, expressing his sadness at leaving the club.

The Argentina international joined up with City in 2008 and played 330 games for the Citizens.

West Ham confirmed the signing of the 32-year-old earlier today on a two-year contract as they prepare for next season.

But he’ll always be a Mancunian at heart.Β