Julio Cesar’s son doesn’t seem to want him to play in Copa America

Brooks Peck

The Brazilians reported to a hotel in Rio on Monday to begin preparations ahead of their trip to Argentina on Tuesday for July's Copa America tournament. Upon arriving at the hotel, goalkeeper Julio Cesar's attempt to collect his bags and say his goodbyes was made difficult by his 9-year-old son Cauet, who was unwilling to release his dad from the melancholy bear hug pictured above.

It's easy to forget how the kids of these superstar athletes are forced to say another round of goodbyes to their international tournament participating fathers just when they thought the offseason would bring a bit more quality time together. But Cauet is here to offer a reminder of the kids of heart-breaking cuteness overloads international football can produce.

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