Prince William recently arranged a meeting between Clarets' goalie Nick Pope and a young schoolboy from Burnley. This came after telling the lad that he would see what he could do about the matter during a visit to the city a few weeks ago.
Upon learning what he did, royal fans shared their thoughts on social media, according to Express UK. Many of them stated that the Duke of Cambridge's kindness left them "in tears," noting that the move made them cry.
One netizen reportedly revealed that the "tender mercies given to those who are suffering," children, in particular, are always touching and moving.
Meanwhile, other fans described the future King as "wise and kind," adding that the United Kingdom is "lucky to have him." Another Twitter user, also, deemed the royal-born Prince "a man of integrity and compassion."
The publication recalled the initial interaction between Prince William and the young child. As reported, it took place when the future King, alongside his wife, went to the community hub Church on the Street Ministries in Burnley.
Reports named the 11-year-old boy as Deacon Glover, who lost his mother. He and the Duke of Cambridge were said to have bonded over their "shared experience of loss," as well as their love for football.
During the visit, Glover was wearing a Burnley jersey with Pope's name. This led the royal-born Prince to ask whether he would like to see Nick Pope, who happens to be the young one's "hero."
Apart from saying he would try to see what he could do, the future King, also, shared some words of encouragement to Glover. He acknowledged that losing a parent is "difficult, but it gets easier, I promise you."
Following the young boy's trip to the football club to meet Nick Pope, local pastor Mick Fleming, who helped facilitate the initial meeting with Prince William, posted the photo of the engagement between the professional athlete and Glover. He, later on, told the press that the experience would be "life-changing for Deacon," according to MailOnline.
He added that what the Duke of Cambridge did "has given [Deacon] hope for the future." In the end, he emphasized that "it is not just meeting a footballer, it is a lot deeper [and] it will help him."
On Wednesday, Burnley Express reported that Deacon Glover would write a thank you letter to Prince William. Carole Ellis, the great-grandmother of the lad, told the publication that the family felt "overwhelmed" as they did not expect it.
Accordingly, they wanted to thank the royal-born Prince "properly for arranging the meeting, which she described as a "special day," and one that they will remember always.