Lionel Messi with his baby, Thiago and girlfriend, Antonella
These pictures should melt the hearts of most people around the world - but they will send a chill down the spine of every young defender around the world.
Lionel Messi took his new baby boy Thiago on his first public stroll around the streets of Barcelona with his girlfriend, Antonella. If Thiago's goalscoring form is anything like his father's, then the Messi dynasty is in safe hands.
The Barcelona talisman increased his record tally of goals scored in a calendar year to 88, after netting twice against FC Cordoba to secure a 2-0 win in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey tie.
The Argentina striker equalled and surpassed Muller's 1972 record of 85 goals in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Real Betis when he scored another brace. But he doesn't seem content with beating the great German hitman, as he marched on with another two goals Wednesday night.
When Thiago was first born, Manchester City striker and fellow Argentine star Sergio Aguero gave Messi a miniature iconic Blue and White-striped Argentina shirt for his then two-week-old son.
Aguero pledged to buy the kit for Messi's baby boy, as he tweeted a picture of the two friends holding up the kit accompanied with: 'Promesa cumplida!!/Promise kept!! #ThiagoMessi10'
Aguero gave Thiago a No 10 shirt – the same number his father wears for both club and country.