Kids Get A Kick Out Of Soccer Star's Lookalike A painter in Egypt resembles Lionel Messi so much that the kids at a local orphanage flock to him when they see him. He plays up the resemblance by playing soccer with them — wearing Messi's jersey.
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Kids Get A Kick Out Of Soccer Star's Lookalike

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Kids Get A Kick Out Of Soccer Star's Lookalike

Kids Get A Kick Out Of Soccer Star's Lookalike

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A painter in Egypt resembles Lionel Messi so much that the kids at a local orphanage flock to him when they see him. He plays up the resemblance by playing soccer with them — wearing Messi's jersey.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. There is only one Lionel Messi, but don't tell that to the kids at an orphanage in Egypt. A local painter resembles the soccer superstar so much that kids flock to him when they see him. So he leaned into this role. He plays soccer with them while wearing Messi's jersey. One kid said it feels like the Argentine star has come to play with them. So now he wants Egypt's own star, Mohamed Salah, to come over and play as well. It's MORNING EDITION.

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