Mashable shares fan's heartwarming Roger Federer story

by: Jonathan Scott August 08, 2013

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In case you've been living under a rock of late, witness here the account one fan shares at Mashable.com about her experience meeting and speaking with one Roger Federer.

The greatest player in men's tennis history is certainly experiencing travails of his his own recently on the tennis court, having been smote by an array of the ATP World Tour's relative character actors. But his career follies in 2013—yea, most all of our shortcomings—pale in comparison to those of Beatriz Tinoco, a 17-year-old Maryland resident who, if you didn't get acquainted with her in the past six days, you simply must do so now.

It's no wonder that Federer, famously christened at one point the most respected and trusted person in the world save Nelson Mandela, would operate in this way with a vulnerable but yearning young fan. It's a gorgeous story, and judging by the response that Mashable has had to this feature, this marks one of those times when the denizens of social media got it right. This is a tale that deserves to spread like the wind. Beatriz deserves it.

[Thanks to @JoshuaOwen for the tip.]

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