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Everton forward Romelu Lukaku showed his compassionate side by comforting a Southampton supporter after his wayward shot struck the fan.

Belgium international Lukaku took it upon himself to climb into the stands after the incident before Everton’s match against Southampton at St Mary’s.

The 22-year-old gave the female fan a lengthy hug before shaking the hand of a male who was sat alongside her.

Romelu Lukaku goes into the stands to hug a Southampton fan after his wayward shot struck her 

Romelu Lukaku goes into the stands to hug a Southampton fan after his wayward shot struck her 

Lukaku returns back to the pitch after showing his compassionate side by checking on the supporter

Lukaku returns back to the pitch after showing his compassionate side by checking on the supporter

The 22-year-old also shook the hand of the man who was sitting next to the female who was struck by the ball

The 22-year-old also shook the hand of the man who was sitting next to the female who was struck by the ball

Lukaku (far right) celebrates with his Everton team-mates after opening the scoring against Southampton 

Lukaku (far right) celebrates with his Everton team-mates after opening the scoring against Southampton 

He also appeared to hand the Saints supporter an Everton shirt before returning back to the pitch to continue his preparations for the Barclays Premier League encounter.

Lukaku’s act of kindness appeared to work wonders as the former Chelsea man netted two goals during the first half of Everton’s 3-0 win at St Mary’s.

A similar incident occurred last season when Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure apologised to a five-year-old girl and her father after his shot struck the unlucky fan during a match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in November.

Toure gave the five-year-old Chloe a signed shirt to apologise and checked on her injury by speaking to her on the same day of the incident.

Manchester City ace Yaya Toure shows his sensitive side as he calls Chloe and father after the incident

Manchester City ace Yaya Toure shows his sensitive side as he calls Chloe and father after the incident

The Ivory Coast international showed his appreciation for the Man City support and  relief that the girl was OK

The Ivory Coast international showed his appreciation for the Man City support and relief that the girl was OK

QPR offered the five-year old girl a signed shirt and added that she was fine after speaking to her

QPR offered the five-year old girl a signed shirt and added that she was fine after speaking to her

 

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