This is the moment a four-year-old Spurs fan was delighted by striker Son Heung-min waving at her.
Delilah Thorpe thought she had gone unnoticed as she called out ‘Sonny I love you’ from her seats at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to the footballer, when he sent his own wave and a smile her way.
The young fan reacted with an excited grin as she exclaimed ‘he waved at me’ in an adorable video shot by her mother Demiee on the day of the Spurs’ match against West Ham on December 22.
Delilah, four, is overjoyed when Spurs striker Son Heung-min waves at her before the team’s match against West Ham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Delilah thought she had gone unnoticed but Son he sent his own wave and smile her way
In the sweet clip shared by Demiee on social media, Delilah can be seen shouting out for Son as he appears to be warming up for the game before turning around dejectedly to her mother and saying ‘he can’t hear me’.
Demiee encouragingly replied: ‘He did, he’s a bit busy.’
Shortly after, as Son passed on the pitch once again, he returned Delilah’s calls with a wave and a grin as he ran on by.
In a TikTok from August, Delilah’s mother said the young girl is a Spurs superfan who has ‘never missed a game on TV’
Delilah grins in excitement and says ‘he waved at me’ in reaction to her interaction with Son
The giddy four-year-old turned around with a huge smile and cheerful laugh.
The Spurs won the game 2-1, with goals from players Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.
Demiee, 27, lives with her daughter and their family in West Sussex.
She said that Son is Delilah’s favourite player because, in her own words, ‘he always plays good’ and that she ‘loves watching him score because when he scores he pretends to hold a camera’.
Son Heung-min of Spurs during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22
Delilah added: ‘He is also my favourite because he is always smiling and me and mummy call him the “smiliest boy”.’
Demiee also said: ‘Unfortunately she has never met him but it would be a dream to meet him.
‘Delilah has supported the Spurs her whole life. She went to her first game in August 2021.
Delilah, pictured at six months old, wearing Spurs themed baby clothes
Delilah at an auntie’s wedding. Demiee said: ‘We weren’t able to keep the beautiful flower girl dress on her long before she realised she had her Tottenham kit in the room’
‘Most of her family support Tottenham, however her auntie and big sister support Chelsea.’
The feel-good video has gone viral, and has gotten thousands of views after being shared on various accounts on social media.
Comments on the original Instagram video have called the interaction ‘adorable’ and ‘precious’.
One user commented: ‘Omg my heart, that gave me goosebumps. Little darling.’
Her mother says little Delilah has supported the Spurs ‘her whole life’
Another said: ‘Memory like that can’t be forgotten anytime from now.’
‘So cute, and the laugh omg,’ a user added.
Last August Demiee shared a TikTok of an excited Delilah visiting the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time.
In the video Delilah, wearing a Spurs uniform with Son’s shirt, can be seen excitedly running around.
Son during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road in Watford on January 1
In the captions Demiee said: ‘She just couldn’t believe it. Her face was priceless.
‘She has never missed a game on TV and it was so beautiful to see her taking it all in.
‘She was so excited to sit in Nuno’s seat. My heart melted when she touched the ground as she walked down the tunnel.’
In another TikTok from last summer little Delilah, filmed stood in-between some seats at the stadium, can be heard saying ‘if you hate Arsenal stand up’.