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23/01/2017 2:56 PM AEDT | Updated 24/01/2017 10:03 AM AEDT

This Famous Act of Chivalry Just Had A Perfect Sequel

Your adorable quota for the week is filled and it's only Monday.

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Man saves damsel in distress.

This is great. Life should always end this way.

At last year's Australian Open, French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took pity on a ball girl who had been hit by a ball and who, as it turned out, was also suffering from a virus.

Tsonga could see that the girl was in great discomfort. In the most gentlemanly manner possible, he offered a gratefully accepted arm and promptly escorted the girl off court. As you can see in the video of the incident, the crowd gave him a well deserved cheer.

The 2017 update to this piece of chivalry? The ball girl, whose name is Giuliana, has sent Tsonga a note, which he tweeted overnight.

The note, on a card emblazoned with the word "Merci" reads thus:

OK, that'll do us. Kid refers to herself as "AO Ballkid no. 180. Your adorable quota for the week is filled, and it's only Monday.

Oh, and for the record, Tsonga plays Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarter finals on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Frenchman is currently ranked 12 in the world. He's been a good player for a long time, since his run to the final here in Melbourne in 2008.

But he's been a great sport for even longer.