Harry Kane melts hearts with touching message to boy, 5, battling brain tumour

World Cup star Harry Kane has melted hearts across the nation with his touching tribute to a little boy battling a brain tumour.

The England captain has vowed to do "everything" to keep five-year-old Ben Williams smiling by beating Sweden tomorrow.

Little Ben has just completed his gruelling six-week course of radiotherapy for a brain tumour, Birmingham Live reports.

The inspirational youngster, who was unable to walk and talk before starting treatment, was given a World Cup ceremony by NHS staff at hospital yesterday.


Heartwarming video footage shows nurses leading the excited boy into a radiology room where staff wave a St George’s Flag, and give him a present.

He’s overjoyed to find a replica World Cup trophy inside.

And Kane, who himself has a young child, today tweeted: "Hi Ben I’ve seen your video and you are an inspiration.

"Carry on fighting and we’ll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face!"

His message was shared more than 6,000 times in two hours on Twitter and liked by more than 33,000 fans.

The England captain has been lauded by supporters online.

"My captain," one wrote.

"This is our countries captain for the next 8 years. Can’t not love Captain Harry," another added.

"Top class Harry. Get well soon Ben," wrote one England supporter.

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Liam Herbert, a specialist paediatric radiographer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, first posted the clip on Twitter.

"Ben has just completed his radiotherapy for a brain tumour, he was unable to walk and talk before his treatment but a week ago he asked for the World Cup, so we delivered," the doctor wrote.

It’s understood Ben is making a steady recovery and has regained almost full mobility since finishing his radiotherapy.

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