Name: Annie

Age: 61

Location: Seymour, Australia

“Have you got a cuddle for an ‘old’ girl?” I asked as Vale was rushed by a group of young girls seeking a selfie. He flashed ‘that’ smile and gently put his arm around me, and kept it there while signing autographs for other fans. That moment will stay with me always- goosebumps covered my skin. That’s why I want to say #ThankYouVale; For his charisma, personality and commitment to the sport that he adores. He openly appreciates each fan and has done for 20 years. Freely giving his time, never being spoiled by fame or riches.

#ThankYouVale for the many, many hours of sheer joy, pleasure and entertainment you have given to your millions of fans.

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