This footage shows a rare moment of fun in a children’s cancer ward as the little lads play football and one of them bounces the ball off a young spectator’s head.
The incident was filmed in the oncology department of an unspecified hospital in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad, nestled on the banks of the Danube River.
Video Credit: CEN/@draganavrtikapa
The video was shared by netizen ‘Dragana’ with the message: “An evening match for the small ones.”
In the footage, five children are seen playing football in the corridor while appearing to be wearing face masks.
As one bald child runs in for a tackle, the tallest patient kicks the ball ‘upfield’ and it is seen bouncing off the wall and hitting a cute boy on the head.
As onlookers laugh, the sweet boy toddles over to a woman for a cuddle.
Meanwhile, a worker takes his place and the indoor game resumes.
The video has been seen over 10,000 times on Facebook with netizens moved by the brave young patients enjoying a football game with hard-working hospital staff.
Netizen ‘JA’ commented: “Oh life, why are you so cruel? I wish you all a full recovery and that you get to play on a real pitch someday.”
‘Dejan Mladenovic’ wrote: ‘Such sweet children. I really hope you all recover soon.”
‘Ja’ said: “I maybe a bloke, but I think I am about to cry.”