Jermain Defoe’s and Lowery’s reached the hearts of many, as the former England striker showed compassion for his new best friend
A devout Sunderland fan, Bradley’s hero was then ‘Black Cats’ marksman Defoe and the pair quickly struck up a heartwarming relationship.
Defoe has now made the memory of his hero permanent, getting a tattoo with Bradley’s name on it.
Bradley Lowery bravely fought against a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma but tragically passed away in July 2017, aged six.
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The former Sunderland striker has had Bradley’s name tattooed onto his arm, the tattoo, which reads ‘Brads’, is just the latest chapter of Defoe and Bradley’s special story
The 36-year old has many tattoos that mean a lot to him, such as a picture of his Nan, but now has ‘Brad’ engraved in his skin to further underline what a wonderful friendship they had.
“This is an important piece that I’ve been thinking of getting for a while,” Defoe says in the video of him in the tattoo studio.
“It just means a lot to me. No matter what happens, I can look at this and it can pick me up a little bit.”
Defoe revealed he will also will be adding some stars and clouds around the tattoo to complete the piece of art.