England captain Harry Kane has been praised for offering support to a Tottenham Hotspur fan who was struggling with the death of his father and brother.
The football star tweeted a video of him being interviewed by a sports psychiatrist about mental health.
After a grieving fan replied with his own plight, Kane gave heartwarming words of encouragement and reminded him ‘he is not alone’.
England captain Harry Kane has been praised for offering support to a Tottenham Hotspur fan who is struggling with the death of his father and brother
Kane, who scored against Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday, posted: ‘Mental health is just as important as physical health.
‘I sat down with sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters to talk about it in detail.’
A fan called Nick replied with an emotional tweet where he opened up about the the loss of two family members.
He wrote: ‘Just lost my brother and dad within a month of each other.
‘Safe to say my mental strength is rock bottom right now.’
A fan called Nick (pictured) replied with an emotional tweet where he opened up about the the loss of two family members
Rather than just ignore the message, Kane, 25, offered kind words of support to the grieving fan.
The football star reminded the fan that he is ‘not alone’ and encourage him to talk to others about his struggles.
He responded: ‘Hi Nick, sorry to hear that you’re having a tough time.
‘Remember you’re not alone and speaking to people about how you feel can really help.’
Nick – who uses the Twitter handle @Bergsy83 – then thanked the footballer and told him his father was a huge fan og his club.
The football star reminded the fan that he is ‘not alone’ and encourage him to talk to others about his struggles
He tweeted: ‘Thanks for the reply.
‘My dad was 88 and he rated you as one of the best to ever wear a spurs shirt.
‘Means a lot to hear from you. #COYS’
‘COYS’ is a common phrase used amongst Tottenham supporters and is an abbreviation for ‘Come on you Spurs.’
Kane then responded: ‘No problem at all. Very kind of your dad to say so. #COYS’.
Fans were quick to praise the football star and called him a ‘credit to his club’.
One tweeted: ‘What twitter is about. Made this guy’s day Harry. A true gent’.
TV broadcaster Martin Daubney tweeted: ‘A truly beautiful thread.’
One fan wrote: ‘You are a credit to our club harry. All the best to you @Bergsy83.’
Harry has recently teamed up with a men’s shaving brand with the campaign #IAmNotAfraid to highlight mental health struggles.