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The incredible story of a small Argentine fan who was able to fulfill his dream with an NBA star


Felipe is 12 years old and traveled to Miami to see his idol, Jimmy Butler, who couldn't play in the Heat's win against Boston, but had a great gesture with the boy.

A 12-year-old Argentine boy went from disappointment to fulfilling a dream who stole everyone's attention in the game that




98-95 at home, on a new day of the NBA regular season.


arrived at the

Miami Dade Arena

with his sister

From him Zoe

from him and the illusion of meeting

Jimmy Butler

, who missed the game against the Celtics due to injury.

His reaction to learning that he could not see his idol went viral and reached the Heat guard, who made a great gesture. 

With a big sign that read

"Dear Jimmy Butler. I traveled 4,405 kilometers to see you. Can we have a picture or a coffee?"

, Felipe was waiting anxiously for the start of the game, in one of the stands of the stadium, when Zoe told him that Butler would not go out on the field.

The boy dropped the paper and held his head, showing his great disappointment.

The entire sequence was captured by television cameras and was shared on social networks by various users.

The brothers' disappointment, however, did not last long.

Because Heat staff invited them onto the field during halftime and presented them with an autographed Butler jersey, a ball also signed by several players, and franchise merchandise.

In addition, they could take a photo with

Gabe Vincent

, another of the team's figures.

And that was not all.

Butler found out what had happened and on Monday he fulfilled Felipe's dream.

Because he invited them to the

Miami Dade Arena

, where the Argentines not only took a photo with the escort, but they were able to chat with him for a while and even give him the light blue and white flag that accompanied them on the trip.

"For Jimmy, from Zoe and Felipe", wrote the brothers, who took an unforgettable memory.

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Source: clarin

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