Soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo may play as a forward on the field, but when it comes to kids, he’s an all-star defender.

Ronaldo, who has the largest Facebook following in the world, recently used that clout to ramp up donations to his favorite charity, Save the Children.

Help the children affected by #NepalQuake by supporting Save the Children’s relief efforts:

Posted by Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ronaldo, who has been a global ambassador for the organization since 2013, was thanked for using his voice and global visibility to raise awareness of the problems that the most vulnerable children around the world, including those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

And, earlier this week, a video surfaced of Ronaldo standing up for a young fan in Japan when the audience laughed at his struggle to ask the footballer a question in Ronaldo’s native Portuguese.

“You speak good Portuguese. They should be happy. He tried very hard,” he said in English.

All together now: Awwwww.

(WATCH the video below)

READ more at Save the Children and Fansided

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