RONALDINHO smiled and hugged the people he loved when he was depicted outside prison for the first time in more than a month.
Brazilian legend, 40, has been released from prison and placed under house arrest in a luxury hotel in Paraguay.
Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Paraguay with a fake passport.
The former Barcelona superstar warned he could spend up to six months behind bars.
But he has been allowed to leave prison after only 32 days after a hearing on Tuesday.
He is a picture of happiness when he shook to the Palmaroga Hotel in the Asuncoin capital, Paraguay.
Ronaldinho hugging his family and friends as officers guide him through the crowd to the hotel reception.
The 40-year-old man and his brother will remain under house arrest in a five-star complex that has a swimming pool, gym and sun terrace.
He left prison around 7:30 pm on Tuesday after a judge confirmed via video call that they were free to do so.
An extraordinary recording shows when Ronaldinho learned that his time behind bars was over.
When he was told that he would be released, the legendary player grinned from ear to ear and wagged his finger into the air as if he had just scored a goal.
While serving time in prison, Ronaldinho lost a double footvolley game due to murder of convicted and robbers.
He scored five goals and made six assists after being convinced to play in the prison futsal tournament.
And he was given a cake by his cellmate while he was celebrating his 40th birthday behind bars.