Simon Zebo Invites His Biggest Fan Over To Paris In Truly Heartwarming Story
When Simon Zebo decided to pack his bags and leave Munster in favour of a move to Racing 92 – his fans were left absolutely devastated.
The fullback was always a popular figure in Munster, and remains one to this day, despite the fact they he now plies his trade over Paris.
One fan who was particularly gutted when Zebo left Munster was Hanna O’Connell from Kerry. She’s one of Zebo’s biggest fans and went viral back in 2017 after she brought a special sign with her to Thomond Park ahead of his departure.
And Zebo hasn’t forgotten about little Hanna. In an incredible act of kindness – the 29-year-old invited Hanna and her mother Marisa to Paris over the weekend for a meet and greet with the Ireland international and a tour of Racing’s incredible Paris La Défense Arena.
Dreams do come true 😍 Thank you @SimonZebo for the gift of a lifetime. We cant wait for tomoro!! And thanks to the wonderful gang at @GYDM92 for the incredible welcome to Paris. #blessed pic.twitter.com/pmPSaGGiau
— Marisa Reidy (@marisapreidy) April 13, 2019
Awesome having Hanna and @marisapreidy over to Paris for the weekend,
Unfortunately not playing but I’m sure Hanna and mum will have a great time regardless
— Simon Zebo (@SimonZebo) April 14, 2019
— Marisa Reidy (@marisapreidy) April 14, 2019
As we bid farewell to beautiful Paris there are no words to adequately thank @SimonZebo for the love, generosity and sheer amazingness he showed Hanna (and me) on what was a trip we will never forget. There are tears at the airport but I told her it's just goodbye til nxt time ❤ pic.twitter.com/1t7Nra0N00
— Marisa Reidy (@marisapreidy) April 15, 2019
A truly heartwarming story. Simon Zebo is most definitely one of the good guys. Pure class.