Heartwarming ending for sad Brazil fan
He became the face that represented the destruction of Brazil's World Cup dreams during the Selecao's 7-1 semi-final slaughter at the hands of Germany.
But while TV cameras captured despondent superfan Clovis Fernandes helplessly clutching his replica World Cup trophy as his team imploded on the pitch in Belo Horizonte, the pictures only told half the story.
Users on reddit posted the above image which shows Fernandes giving his replica trophy away to a German fan.
Fernandes reportedly said: "Take it to the final! As you can see, it is not easy, but you deserve it. Congratulations."
Known as Gauocho da Copa, Fernandes has been following Brazil around the world since 1990 and is a veteran of seven World Cups among other competitions.
While succumbing to their heaviest defeat of all time was not how Brazil envisaged the end of their World Cup dreams on home soil, Fernandes is a shining example of sportsmanship during what should have been his darkest hour.
Find out more about him in this video from Fifa.
Source: Reddit, Imgur, Mashable, The Independent