It seems as if half of the planet’s population is going through the football fever with FIFA World Cup 2018 taking place. From a man going out of his way to “attend” the championship, to employing everyone possible just so one could know the results, we see a story after story. However, this one, shared by Hélio Fonseca de Araújo, is one that could win over even the person who hates football.


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On June 23, Hélio uploaded a video showing his friend, Carlos, who is deaf and blind, watching a game between Brazil and Costa Rica. Cheering for their national team, Brazilian men found a way around Carlos’ disability to let him enjoy the game that he’s so passionate about.

Carlos was born deaf and began losing his eyesight at the age of 14. He was later diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects seeing and hearing. Now a 27-year-old Carlos can still enjoy the World Cup with the help of his friends, after Hélio constructed a miniature football pitch. By touching the field and letting his friends guide his hands, Carlos is able to “see” the game as it’s being played.

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On June 23, Hélio Fonseca de Araújo uploaded a video showing his friend, Carlos, who is deaf and blind

They all were watch a World Cup game between Brazil and Costa Rica

Hélio used a miniature model of the pitch and his hands to “translate” the game to Carlos

Hélio researched the measurements of the real pitch

He then constructed a miniature version of it

So his deaf and blind friend could enjoy the game he’s so passionate about

Carlos was born deaf and lost his eyesight at the age of 14, then he was diagnosed with Usher syndrome

It didn’t hold him back as he cheered for his national team, Brazil, as Philippe Coutinho scored

Thanks to his amazing friends, Carlos was able to enjoy the game he’s so passionate about

Watch the full video below to see his reactions

They first tried it back in 2014, when Carlos got to see the championship in this way for the first time

You can watch the video below to see how it went

People on the internet were quick to show support and admiration