This video will prove fascinating to those who are always categorizing Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi into columns. For those who see CR7 as a self absorbed narcissist this is proof that he's quite caring and for those who believe Messi has not one single mean spirited bone in his body, there is a legitimate claim he isn't exactly altruistic in this interaction.
There is however a difference in the encounter. Check out Messi getting blindsided by the charging boy's bearhug and then getting dragged aside. See CR7 amble down the sidelines and the boy coming within view for a gentler tete a tete. There is a also a difference in personality. Messi's reaction is that of a private person who doesn't crave love but CR7's desire for universal affection and playing to the galleries is quite well known. Yes, armchair psychologists join in. The forum is open.