Captain Kane sends touching message to five-year-old cancer patient Ben

Captain Kane sends touching message to five-year-old cancer patient Ben

Captain Kane sends touching message to five-year-old cancer patient Ben

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He said: "Hi Ben, I've seen your video and you are an inspiration".

With Eusebio, Garrincha and the original Ronaldo among its previous winners, the Golden Boot has kept company with some of the best footballers of all time, and it's England's Harry Kane that now leads the way at the 2018 Russia World Cup.

If they manage to win that, Kane and England will be two games from glory and the Spurs striker will be dreaming of becoming only the second Englishman ever to lift the trophy as captain.

Former England worldwide Rio Ferdinand also took to Twitter to express his emotions on the video.

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Ben, dressed in a full England strip with a medical tube up his nose, holds the cup aloft in front of a CT scanner in a film that has reduced many to tears and the hashtag #Bensworldcup is trending worldwide.

"No disrespect to Leicester but I can't see him being there come the end of the transfer window". We've resorted to washing it overnight while he's been in bed. "He really liked football before he got ill and has suddenly gone England insane in the last couple of weeks, so much so that "England" and "Harry Kane" are some of the first words he learned to say again as his speech came back".

Ben, who wasn't able to walk or talk before the radiation treatment, walked on his own to the ceremony, and was even able to open the present containing his trophy.

The heartwarming video of little Ben unwrapping the trophy went viral after Liam Herbert, a pediatric radiographer, shared the video on Twitter.

Following the forward's reply, Ben's father, Sam Williams, told ITV News: "When we saw the message from Harry Kane - that's what this has been all about, to get Ben's favourite player to give him a shout out".

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