Everton fans and players help young disabled fan celebrate his birthday in style

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This is enough to warm even the coldest of hearts!

Sometimes in the football, you see displays that really do warm your heart. No, we're not talking about someone doing twenty stepovers, a rainbow flick and then scoring a rabona, we're talking about players giving a fan something they'll always remember.

And that's exactly what Everton did with 12-year-old Noah, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects 1-3,600 boys. With Noah celebrating his birthday, his mum decided to ask Everton fans to send him birthday cards ahead of the FA Cup clash with Dagenham and Redbridge at Goodison.

Speaking to the Liverpool echo, Noah's mum said just how much it would mean to her son to receive such a kind gesture: "He’s not into expensive things or massive toys, with our family it’s all about building memories.

"He’s quite a shy little boy at times, but I know he is going to love Saturday. Thank you so much to everybody who gives or sends him a card. It looks like we’ll be opening them for weeks!"

As you can imagine, Toffees fans and players did not disappoint, with the young chap receiving hundreds of birthday cards from them, as well as getting to meet Everton legend and coach, Duncan Ferguson.

The Toffees released a very heart-warming video of Noah on the pitch and meeting Ferguson ahead of their 2-0 victory over League Two opposition in the FA Cup - and it's just lovely.

Hats off to the hundreds of Blues who brought birthday cards to Goodison for young Noah Cunningham. Hope you enjoyed your day, Noah!

Posted by Everton Football Club on Saturday, January 9, 2016
You may wonder just how many cards young Noah got... well, this picture shows that they've pretty much taken over his front room!

Well played Everton!

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