Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos bought Christmas gifts for hundreds of poor kids

Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos played Santa this Christmas by doling out gifts to poor children in his Colombian hometown.

Morelos, 23, gave out dolls, toy cars and tablets to raise spirits and make youngsters smile in Cerete, Cordoba, where he grew up.

The giving event was organised by the footie ace's charity The Alfredo Morelos Foundation, which helps needy kids fulfil their dreams.

Over 300 children received a gift on Christmas Eve, causing some parents to cry with emotion.

One mum Marlin Díaz, with a two-year-old boy, told local media: "I know that he (Morelos) has delivered the gifts for several years, but this is the first time it is my son's turn.

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"My child and I are very grateful for that gesture and for what he does for the neighbourhood.

"I have known Alfredo since I was a child and that is why I am glad that he delivers these gifts. This is not done by everyone, "said who received the gift carrying two-year-old son Juan Ortiz Díaz in his arms."

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Another mum with a little girl said: "This gift produces a lot of joy for my daughter and if she is happy for that, me too.

"I tell Alfredo 'thank you very much for that gift'. I did not expect it."

Another adult said Alfredo is also an important role model for local youngsters.

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Mauricio Charrasquiel, who took his son to the present giving said: "We are grateful to him (Alfredo Morelos), for the action he is taking with the children. In return, we wish Alfredo many blessings and continue to represent our municipality well. "

He added: "I want my nephew to become like him."

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Pictures of the heart warming event were shared on Instagram on Christmas Day, with fans heaping praise of the kindhearted star.

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One little lad was also pictured giving Morelos a big thumbs up.

The Gers striker will carry on with his charitable work when he arrives home on December 30 to take part in a charity footie match at his local stadium, the Alberto Asibis stadium, in Cerete.

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