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Barcelona star Arturo Vidal's son become social media star with help from Lionel Messi

It would appear that greatness runs in Arturo Vidal's family after the Barcelona midfielder's eldest son, Alonso, was bestowed with a prestigious social media award.

Alonso -- or "Monito" as he is known to his followers -- was voted the best YouTuber in Chile by La Cuarta newspaper after scoring millions of hits with his videos.

Indeed, the youngster's VIP guided tour of his new bedroom at Vidal's house in Barcelona was watched by more than 360,000 people.

This was enough to earn him the Copihue de Oro award (copihue is the national flower of Chile) at La Cuarta's award gala over the weekend.

Many famous names have appeared in Monito's social media posts, largely as he is fortunate to have his father to work alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, James Rodriguez, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez.

"How proud it makes me seeing my son win first prize," Vidal wrote on his own Instagram account. "You are a spectacular child for your personality, effort and love that you put in every day to try to fulfil your dreams! I love you son, and I miss you."

This isn't the first time Vidal has professed his paternal pride in Monito either, having had a special tattoo of his diabetic son's insulin pump a couple of years ago as a lovely little tribute.


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