Touching act of young Magpies fan comforting Collingwood AFL star Taylor Adams goes viral

The touching act of the young Magpies fan who comforted Collingwood star Taylor Adams is going viral after he was heartbroken over his devastating injury

  • Collingwood’s Taylor Adams suffers a devastating season-ending injury
  • Adams shares a fan’s touching act of kindness as he leaves MCG
  • Star took to Twitter to find her and thank her for her kindness

Collingwood’s star midfielder Taylor Adams suffered a nasty injury in Saturday night’s epic qualifying final against Geelong – but a heartwarming moment with a young fan lifted his spirits.

The 28-year-old was sidelined in the fourth quarter with a serious groin injury and watched from the bench as his side were beaten by a last-minute Max Holmes goal for Geelong.

Adams, who was nursing his season-ending injury, was visibly upset when he left the MCG, where he encountered two Pies supporters.

Taylor Adams suffered a serious groin injury late in the fourth quarter in Collingwood's thriller against Geelong. Adams would watch from the sidelines as his team was beaten in the last minute

Taylor Adams suffered a serious groin injury late in the fourth quarter in Collingwood’s thriller against Geelong. Adams would watch from the sidelines as his team was beaten in the last minute

He took to Twitter to explain what happened next.

“Magpie Army I need your help,” Adams wrote.

“After today’s game, on the way back to the AIA center, a young girl and her father could see that I was floored.

“The young girl approached me and offered to hold my hand while crossing Swan Street, then gave me a massive hug.

“I would like to find her.”

At last count, the tweet had more than 6668 likes and 508 retweets.

Adams' season is over and he won't be playing in a do-or-die semifinal match against Fremantle at the MCG next week. MCG Adams' farewell had a touching moment with one young fan giving him a'massive hug' - and the midfielder wants to thank her

Adams’ season is over and he won’t be playing in a do-or-die semifinal match against Fremantle at the MCG next week. MCG Adams’ farewell had a touching moment with one young fan giving him a ‘massive hug’ – and the midfielder wants to thank her

Fans of all stripes commented on the post.

‘This is so cute. Our hearts broke for you Tay. Send lots of virtual hugs. We wouldn’t have gotten this far this year without you. You’re coming back better than ever and we can’t wait to see you play,” said one.

“You’re a champion human, Taylor! I hope you find them! All the best in your recovery,” tweeted another.

“Taylor Adams, ladies and gentlemen. Groin ripped off a bone, season over, nail-biting defeat in the final but he wanted to thank a little girl for hugging him. I love this club,” said a third.

Adams will be sidelined when Collingwood takes on Fremantle in a crucial final at the MCG next week.

Magpies coach Craig McRae said Adams'maybe ripped groin off bone'

Magpies coach Craig McRae said Adams ‘maybe ripped groin off bone’

Magpies coach Craig McRae provided more details about the injury after the game:

“It looks like he ripped the groin off the bone. That could be early detection. Then I just grabbed him.

“He’s had his emotional moment and we’re going to work around it and support him as much as we can.”

Former Collingwood manager Nathan Buckley has also thrown his support behind the midfielder.

Former Magpies coach Nathan Buckley has thrown his support behind Adams

Former Magpies coach Nathan Buckley has thrown his support behind Adams

“I’ll write ‘Tay’ after the game. I really feel for him because he puts so much into his footy and it’s a big part of who he is as a person,” he said after the game at Fox Footy’s Best On Ground.

“But in the last four or five years he’s really grown as a man and he understands that footy is just a part of his life.

“He will lead and push this group to do everything they are capable of in the short and long term.

“He always wants to be a part of it, like all of us, I suppose, with things that we’re passionate about and believe in.”

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