The pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world is also the pound-for-pound most charitable.
This past Easter Sunday the World Middleweight Champion made a surprise visit to one of his biggest fans, a 12-year-old boy named John Peter. Remember, Anderson Silva is like the LeBron James of Brazil, so this is kind of a big deal.
The young fighter suffers from a bone condition known as Legg-Calves-Perthes Syndromes (a disease of the femur) and had looked up to Silva for a number of years. His father requested the meet which was made possible by the young man's doctor - who just so happened to have Anderson Silva as a client.
Check out this truly heartwarming moment below.
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