Love, and football, can move mountains. It can also lead complete strangers to lend a couple a hand getting to the Bernabéu to watch Real Madrid take on PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Two PSG fans, Jennyfer and Mehdi, completed a 1,200km hitch-hiking odyssey from the French capital to Madrid in order to cheer their team on in the last 16 first leg tie.
Un #AutoStopChallenge 🚗 spécial à la veille de la #SaintValentin ❤️— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) 13 de febrero de 2018
Jennyfer et Mehdi vont tenter de rallier Madrid 🇪🇸 pour assister à #RCMPSG !
Plus de 1200kms à parcourir pour nos amoureux 😉 pic.twitter.com/cTFBXzmYY6
We'll always have Paris (Saint-Germain)
Armed with little other than a cardboard placard with a heart and an appeal to take the couple to Madrid, Jennyfer and Mehdi set out a few days ago and finally reached the Spanish capital on the day of the game thanks to the charity of their fellow citizens on both sides of the border, who got them to the ball in stages, including passing through PSG coach Unai Emery's home town of Hondarribia in the Basque Country.
The couple were also backed along the way with a little help from the PSG social media team. What is not known is if they have tickets for the game, but it seems inevitable that even if they haven't the charity of like-minded football fans (or PSG themselves) won't end at the doors of the Bernabéu on Valentine's Day.