The recent viral video of a little Ethiopian boy throwing a tantrum over wanting to be Mexican made waves online last week.
So why did this little boy wish so hard to be Mexican? To be able to eat quesadillas, of course.
Heading his call, Mexico’s national soccer team invited little Xavian to join them for quesadillas at their hotel in Inglewood, California, where they were preparing for their final match in the Gold Cup.
He was also given several gifts, including jerseys and soccer balls signed by the entire team.
But more important was the message the team conveyed. Xavian was told by members of the “Tri” that though he was not born in Mexico, as far as they were concerned, he was already an honorary Mexican and should get to eat all the quesadillas he wants.
The players told him that if he trained really hard, maybe one day he too could be a pro soccer player and become a naturalized Mexican citizen playing for the national team.
After this act of goodwill, Mexico’s national team went on to win the Gold Cup in a match against Panama.
As the famous singer Chavela Vargas, who is originally from Costa Rica, used to say: “We Mexicans are born wherever the hell we feel like.”