Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar is a very emotional guy. If he even thinks about a Sarah McLachlan song, his sleeves are going to be wet for the rest of the night. So as you can imagine, saying goodbye is difficult for him, even if it's to a club for which he only played seven matches.
Though Cesar's loan at Toronto FC was supposed to run until December, it's been reported that newly promoted QPR will take him back after the World Cup for their return to the Premier League. So, before Cesar left to join the Brazilian national team for their World Cup preparations, fellow goalkeeper Joe Bendik and the rest of the Toronto FC players present the man who was only with them for three months with a farewell gift: one of his favorite pictures, framed, and engraved with the words "new life."
Well that was roughly equivalent to cutting all of the onions in the world at the same time for Julio Cesar, so he struggled to say his thank yous through the tears.
Though the 2010 Champions League winner with Inter wasn't with Toronto long, it was an important experience for him. He made just 11 appearances for QPR since joining the club on a free transfer in the summer of 2012 and had to endure relegation after his first season. He went on loan to Toronto in a bid to get back on the pitch and try to earn his spot on Brazil's World Cup squad. He was able to achieve that goal and was obviously very appreciative of his temporary home and teammates for helping him do that.
It was a lovely moment and a touching video, but one question remains: what's up with the homemade Wheel of Fortune?
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