Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, a time to spread good will and happiness – and Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic enjoyed plenty of that this festive season.

In Washington DC for the holidays, the USMNT star was without one particular family member he just couldn't wait to see. Stuck back at his family home in Hershey some 130 miles away was none other than Pulisic's dog. The Dortmund favourite thus took to Twitter to ask if anybody might be willing to drive his pet down and make his Christmas holidays complete.

One of Pulisic's followers - Tristan Gilliland-Kunkle – came to the rescue, transporting the contented pooch the distance in order to ensure very happy holidays for the USMNT Player of the Year.

"[These are] two of the kindest people I've ever met," Pulisic beamed on Twitter when reunited with his tail-wagging companion. Former USMNT international Landon Donovan was also following the canine saga and tweeted, "Absolutely legendary. You're a true American hero."

A deed to raise Christmas cheer and one worthy of Santa Paws himself!

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