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This Soccer Player Is A Daddy On And Off The Field, And Here’s The Proof

Professional soccer player James Rodriguez is known for both his clever footwork and his good looks. With his slick hair and dazzling pearly whites, some might call him one of the World Cup’s sexiest daddies on the field. However, he’s also the most adorable father off the field. And if these pictures with his daughter don’t make your heart melt, I don’t know what will.

If there’s one jersey that fits Rodriguez perfectly, it’s this one. 😍

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His Colombian jersey should say “daddy” too. Just a suggestion.

As you can tell, his daughter Salomé is his special lucky charm on the field.

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This is the sweetest thing ever.

And off the field they’re the best of friends.

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Even if Rodriguez doesn’t win the World Cup, he definitely wins dad of the year with this adorable photo.

No matter what the activity is, Rodriguez is always there to make sure his daughter is having a fun time.

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Okay, my heart is definitely melting now.

They ride bikes together.

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Now this is the true definition of partners in crime.

And they face time each other when they’re apart.

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Awwww. So cute.

During the summer time, these two rock their shades together.

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So much swag.

But if they’re not rocking stylish sunglasses together, then they’re stunting in matching jerseys.

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This is definitely dad and daughter goals. 💕

In addition to matching jerseys, these two also share the same dazzling smiles.

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I’ve never seen such perfect pearly whites.

Ultimately, 95% of Rodriguez’s social media posts consist of pictures of him and his daughter.

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He never misses an opportunity to express how much love he has for his little girl.

Without a doubt, Salomé is and will always be her daddy’s little princess.

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She’s such a cutie!

They’re always giving each other tons of hugs and kisses.

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It really doesn’t get more adorable than this.

And they also share secrets with one another, like true besties.

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Can’t wait to see how much more their bond will grow as Salomé gets older.

The way they look at each other is the sweetest thing ever.

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This bond is unbreakable. ❤️

No matter what, Rodriguez is always by his daughter’s side.

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Her little uniform is so adorable! 😭

So of course, Rodriguez never misses a single one of his little girl’s birthdays.

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She has to be the most adorable little princess ever.

If you haven’t already noticed, these two are inseparable.

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Such an angelic photo.

Ever since Salomé was a little baby, she’s been her dads number one fan.

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She is really the only fan he needs.

And till this day, she continues to cheer on her BFF from the stands.

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So sweet. 💖


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A Colombian Orphan Was Adopted By His Host Family And The Video Will Tug At Your Heart Strings

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A Colombian Orphan Was Adopted By His Host Family And The Video Will Tug At Your Heart Strings

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Sebastian is a young boy who was growing up in Colombia with no biological relatives. A program called Kidsave’s Summer Miracles connected Sebastian with the Barkey family for a summer. During that time, the family fell in love with Sebastian and they decided to secretly adopt him after the program ended and he flew back to Colombia.

The Barkey family fell in love with Sebastian after hosting him for a summer so they decided to adopt him.

Orphan Reunited With Family

After spending summer with the Barkey family in the U.S, Colombian orphan Sebastian has become a part of the family…👨‍👩‍👦

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The adoption was a true family affair. All of the Barkey children and their parents boarded a flight to Colombia to collect the newest member of their family. The reunion was caught on camera and it is a sweet and honest representation of modern families.

The moment Sebastian sees the Barkey family is an emotional experience for everyone in the room.

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Sebastian is walked through the hallways of the adoption agency and led into a room with the family he has grown to love. He is immediately surrounded by the Barkey family who smothers him in hugs. The feeling of excitement and love is palpable from the video.

Sebastian even signed the adoption papers using his new last name: Barkey.

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Congratulations, Sebastian. And well done, Barkey family. What a touching and sweet moment captured on camera.

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A New Study Shows That Diehard Soccer Fans Are Putting Themselves At A Risk Of A Heart Attacks From Stress

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A New Study Shows That Diehard Soccer Fans Are Putting Themselves At A Risk Of A Heart Attacks From Stress

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That fútbol stress is real you guys, like, physically real. A study revealed that soccer fans experience such intense levels of physical stress while they watch their team, they could be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack. You read that right. Fútbol fans get so invested in their team’s games that they are putting themselves at physical risk.

They don’t call it ‘la pasión’ for nothing. 

Growing up Latino, you definitely jumped when your dad and tíos got over-excited screaming “GOL” during fútbol matches.  Eventually, we joined in. Now, it turns out that the stress and the nerve-wracking anticipation of what’ll happen next are actually damaging. Like, for real.  A study by the University of Oxford suggested that fans of soccer are putting themselves under some serious stress when they watch their team.

The Oxford study tested saliva from Brazilian fans during their historic loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

The study found levels of the hormone cortisol rocketed during the 7-1 home defeat in the semi-final.

Particularly devoted fans are more at risk of experiencing dangerous levels of the ‘fight or flight’ hormone cortisol.

Cortisol is a hormone commonly associated with stress. ‘Fans who are strongly fused with their team – that is, have a strong sense of being ‘one’ with their team – experience the greatest physiological stress response when watching a match,’ Dr. Martha Newson, a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion, University of Oxford, told BBC. ‘Fans who are more casual supporters also experience stress, but not so extremely.’ This study was published in the journal Stress and Health.

This increase in blood pressure and strain on the heart can be very dangerous.

The researchers found no difference in stress levels between men and women during the game, despite preconceptions men are more “bonded to their football teams”.

Raised cortisol can also give people a feeling of impending doom.

This feeling of doom can be defined as a sense that their life is in danger or they are under attack. Previous research has shown an increase in heart attacks among fans on important match days, whether supporting club or country. Prolonged high levels of cortisol can: constrict blood vessels, raise blood pressure and damage an already weakened heart.

There are many health conditions tied to extreme stress that hardcore football fans should be aware of. 

While cortisol is essential to responding to life’s daily stresses, too much cortisol over time can result in a suppressed immune system (more coughs and colds and even allergies), weight gain, and heightened blood pressure with a significant risk of heart disease. Bottom line, all this soccer-induced stress can be pretty dangerous.

In their study, the University of Oxford researchers tracked cortisol levels in 40 fans’ saliva before, during and after three World Cup matches

The most stressful by far was the semi-final. “It was a harrowing match – so many people stormed out sobbing,” Dr Newson told BBC. But the fans had used coping strategies such as humor and hugging to reduce their stress, bringing it down to pre-match levels by the final whistle.

It’s not all bad news though, experts suggest that these findings might be helpful in identifying fans who are at risk. 

From our research, we may be better equipped to identify which fans are most at risk of heart attacks,’ says Newson. ‘Clubs may be able to offer heart screenings or other health measures to highly committed fans who are at the greatest risk of experiencing increased stress during the game.’

The findings could also be relevant to improving crowd management strategies. 

Passionate soccer fans around the world have been known to engage in violent behaviors, such as hooliganism and other aggressive clashes. The findings could also be relevant to improving crowd management strategies.

The study ‘Devoted fans release more cortisol when watching live soccer matches’ can be read in the journal Stress and Health.

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