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Chelsea youngster surprises father with new car for 50th birthday

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Charlie Wakefield is an 18-year-old prospect in the Chelsea Academy, but it looks like he’s a young man already mature well beyond his years based on this heart-warming Instagram post and associated video that you can see over at the Sport Bible.

Charlie’s dad turned 50 years old on Thursday, and as thanks, Charlie bought him a Jaguar, a car that he apparently always wanted. A simple, yet lovely gesture and what that makes for a great story. And that’s before you get to the heart-warming Instagram note below this picture.

The caption reads, in part:

“This picture says a lot. My dad turned 50 years old today and after 2 years of planning his surprise birthday present, the day finally came. I wouldn't of got as far as I have without this man, I owe him everything. To think he's not missed one of my football matches from the age I started playing, which was 8.. whether the game was round the corner, or 6 hours away, he'd scarifies anything or anyone, just to make sure he got to my games to support me, no matter what. To think of the miles he must of driven, especially in his second hand 03 plate Ford Focus... how it's survived so many long journeys I'll never know. He's always loved luxury cars, but never been able to get one, so to be able to buy him his dream Jaguar car for his 50th birthday, couldn't of worked out any better. Now he'll enjoy the long journeys up north . He's watched my journey from the beginning, kept me humble, believed in me, and taught me everything I need to know over the years. He deserves everything and I can't thank him enough. Everyone I know loves him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Dad, and the man I've always looked up to. love you”

Well done, Charlie and Charlie’s dad!

(Be sure to catch Charlie and the rest of the U18 crew in action this weekend