TIGER WOODS told a ten-year-old bone cancer sufferer to ‘stay strong’ as he posed with her on crutches.
The golfing icon, 45, is still recovering from his February car crash which shattered his right leg.
But he took time out to chat with Luna Perrone and offer some words of encouragement in her health battle.
Wearing a cap, a Nike jacket and shorts with his right leg in a sleeve and supported in crutches, Woods smiled for the photo in Florida – the first time he had been pictured for a month.
Perrone, kitted out in her New York Red Bulls strip, shared the photo on Instagram and wrote: “I got to have a quick chat with @tigerwoods this weekend when I bumped into him at the soccer fields!
“He told me to ‘stay strong’ which has always been my goal!
“Stay strong physically and mentally and inspire others to do the same!
“No matter what you are going through YOU GOT THIS!!!”
Perrone is undergoing treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
The softball and football lover received chemotherapy as well as blood and immunity-boosting jabs at St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
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Her family have raised more than £70,000 to help fund the medical bills.
They are particularly high due to a large tumour on Perrone’s pelvis.
Woods had surgeries on his legs to repair the damage done in the 87mph smash.
A black box inside of the vehicle determined that the 15-time major champ put his foot down and accelerated up to 99 per cent at the time of the crash with no evidence of braking.
He was released from hospital on March 16 and recovering at home.
The American golf legend took to social media a month ago to show the progress on his mansion golf course renovation and pose with one of his dogs.
He captioned the post: “My course is coming along faster than I am. But it’s nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man’s best friend.”