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Have You Seen This? Boy storms field to hero's welcome

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.



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SOWETO, South Africa — Storming the field after a professional soccer game is usually frowned upon, but it created an adorable moment Wednesday.

Ayo Dosumu, 7, escaped his father's notice and rushed onto the field after Brazil beat South Africa 5-0 in a friendly match. Security personnel tried to take Ayo off of the field, but before they could, Brazilian superstar Neymar scooped the boy up and carried him into the center of the team's celebration.

The boy's father wasn't successful in following his son onto the field, but before he was escorted off, a player took his cell phone and started snapping pictures of the boy with his idol Neymar.

A video captured the charming moment, so Ayo and others can relive his moment of glory. You can also check out the tweets below to see some sweet stills of the celebration.

Brazil made Ayo Dosumu's dream come true, and lifted him. Hope they make ours true, and lift the World Cup, same way. pic.twitter.com/v0zNBn8nlA — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) March 6, 2014

> The boy's dad: "I didn't even realize when he entered the pitch. He ran away from me but I'm delighted it went well." [pic.twitter.com/V1hNQDbMa3](http://t.co/V1hNQDbMa3) > > — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) [March 6, 2014](https://twitter.com/BrazilStats/statuses/441571757539868672)

> David Luiz took a picture of the young boy who invaded the pitch to meet his idol Neymar. The boy will never forget! [pic.twitter.com/1wqIcf1ysD](http://t.co/1wqIcf1ysD) > > — Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) [March 6, 2014](https://twitter.com/BrazilStats/statuses/441572811555880960)

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