Forget the football. More than anything, this World Cup was about the mad, unbridled passion of fans.
Perhaps no one sums this up more than Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the latest social media sensation to win our hearts. She stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams. Everyone on the internet has been meme-fully talking about her, especially Egyptians that left us in tears. Here are our favorite picks:
I want someone to hug me the way Croatia’s president hugs everyone.😂 pic.twitter.com/9V4B6LQFta
— Zuhayr Noor (@zuhayrstark) July 15, 2018
I need Croatia’s president to hug me too.
— illusigram (@illusigram) July 16, 2018