Paddy Lawler, who is 73 years old, has always been a fan of Manchester United. After fighting prostate cancer for four years, he only lived long enough to meet some of his heroes.
Before he died, the old man’s granddaughter Kayleigh asked him what he would like to do one last time. Paddy said that he has always wanted to meet some players from his favorite English football team.
Kayleigh didn’t wait to ask for help on social media to make the old man’s bucket list wish come true.
Sure enough, on a Tuesday afternoon, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah drove up in luxury cars to the small house to talk to Paddy while he was on his deathbed.
“I put out a call on Facebook to see how I could even start putting something like that together, and from there it just went crazy,” Kayleigh told the Sun.
“We couldn’t believe that they took the time to fulfill a dying man’s last wish.
They were here for half an hour and were happy to take as many pictures and sign as many shirts as we wanted.
Paddy was so happy that he passed away quietly 45 minutes after the players left his house.
Paddy’s family will always be grateful to the young champions for taking time out of their busy schedules to make a dying man’s wish come true.
They believe the old soccer fan stayed alive just to say hello and goodbye to the soccer players.