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David Beckham surprises young Pride of Britain winner Ella Chadwick - watch

Little Ella couldn't believe it!

Hollie Richardson

The Pride of Britain Awards are live on TV tonight and the moment when David Beckham made one of his smallest fans' dreams come true has got us all reaching for the tissues. When the former England player visited little Ella Chadwick at Great Ormond Street hospital to congratulate her for winning a Pride of Britain Award, the 11-year-old girl who has spent most of her young life in hospital due to a congenital nephrotic syndrome, was overwhelmed. Ella won the Child of Courage Award for turning her hand to fundraising as well as making hundreds of get well cards to help children in hospital. In a clip from tonight's airing of the awards on ITV, Ella's parents can be seen reading out a card from David, just moments before David knocks on the door and delights Ella with his presence!

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WATCH: Ella's adorable reaction to meeting David Beckham

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Her shocked reaction was absolutely adorable, as David chatted to her and helped her to deliver handmade cards to other patients in the hospital. Commenting on her fluffy gilet, David said: “My daughter would love this, like a teddy bear.” He then added: "I can’t believe all these cards. You must be constantly covered in glitter. I must admit, I’m constantly covered in glitter with my daughter as well." Ella couldn't help but smile and giggle as she set off with David to deliver the letters and cards. It's unbelievable cute to watch!

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David compliments Ella

Celebrities and nominees flocked to the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony on Monday night to honour British people who have acted bravely or extraordinarily in challenging situations. The awards, which are always extremely moving and emotional, airs on Tuesday 6 November at 8pm on ITV. Viewers can see more of David and his new friend, as well as other amazing winners of the night. Be sure to watch with a bag of tissues to wipe away the tears!

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