After Lionel Messi equaled Pele's record for the most goals for the same team, Pele dedicated a few emotional words to him on his Instagram to congratulate the FC Barcelona forward. After Lionel Messi received Pele's words, Messi sent him a very nice message on his Instagram.
After the death of Diego Maradona, it seems that the players became more sensitive and joined each other. Pele is going through a very hard month since in addition to Maradona, one of his brothers died. Pele surprised his followers by congratulating Lionel Messi and saying that players like Lionel Messi or him are few because now they change teams for silver.
Lionel Messi thanked Pele with a photo of the Brazilian playing for Santos. He also said that he was very proud that a player like Pele sent him a message like the one he sent him the day he broke the record with FC Barcelona. Messi is much more grateful every day to the rest of the players and to the football environment.
Every time that time passes, we will value much more what players like Pele, Maradona or Messi did since it would not seem in the near future to have a player who can supplant them. Lionel Messi and Pele gave a show of humility and greatness that not every player does.