This last week saw an amazing victory for Greece's Ethniki Ellados against the Ivory Coast at Brazil's World Cup, but the extraordinary gestures of kindness of Yiorgos Samaras, the player who took Team Greece to victory and all Greeks to seventh Football Heaven on Tuesday 24 June, are a tribute to the beauty and nobility of the human soul... something we don't always see at a football match at whatever level it is played!
Samaras prepares for the penalty which will send Greece
to the World's Top 16
Jay celebrates and his father Martin Beatty comments
It's not often you see Jay in Blue but he had to get a Greece T-shirt and he just loved Sammy's Goal...we will still be watching this at Christmas
"Jay I want to thank you for the strength you give me.
Thanks everyone for all your lovely messages. This morning we got a call with a fantastic offer for us all to go to the World Cup to see the Greece game and Jays hero Samaras. unfortunately we were actually at the airport heading off on our family holiday when we got the call,so naturally we were unable to take up the offer and are so gutted but truly grateful that people would do this for Jay. We cannot believe that this has happened and are so humbled and would like to wish Greece all the best in the World Cup. Jay has just seen Samaras press statement and wanted to send one back. thank you everyone
Sammy, I'm sorry I won't be there but I still love you very much and I hope you win.
How it all started:
after the Celtics take the Scottish League title...
but never mind...
After the lights go out, the music stops and the curtain falls
for Brazil's 2014 World Cup,
these are the incredibly touching images that will remain with us,
indelibly printed on our hearts...
a legacy and a lesson in humanity and kindness.
To young Jay, a big thank you,
you touched our hearts.
Jay is part of a group called Down's and Proud,
founded in October 2007 to help local children with Down’s syndrome overcome obstacles that may be in their way, and act as a Support for their families.
In Greece, to support families with children with Down's Syndrome,
you can contact Down.GR founded in 1990.
At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!