Another one pointed out her graceful demeanor despite Croatia losing the final.
In Stroud, fans gathered in pubs, to watch England compete in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.
Croatia went on to lose Sunday's World Cup final 4-2 to France.
From Montenegro and Serbia in the east and Slovenia in the west, people in Croatia's neighbouring countries were split over whether to support Croatia or France in the soccer tournament's final match, reflecting the persistent divisions.
On social media, footie fans from across the world have heaped praise on Grabar-Kitarovic for embodying what it means to be both a football supporter and a leader.
Beautiful Kolinda could not stop hugging Macron during the match and even when they were not offered umbrellas during the down-pour, the two did not mind, well they had each other.
It was hilarious in the way Putin greeted the players, all safe in the umbrella cover that was brought in for him, while the Croatian and French presidents got soaked in.
After the team got through to the quarter-finals, Grabar-Kitarovic popped into the players' changing room and celebrated with the team. "Football shirt, rain, crying, hair ruined, doesn't give a damn", was another one among many comments.
Though Nigeria supported France at the just concluded World Cup finals won by France, the bigger victor was Croatia, as her president sold the country far better than any tournament could ever have. You are the true epitome of sportsman spirit.
- Croatia's president hopes her American and Russian counterparts show "responsibility" and remember they are the guarantors of the world's stability when they hold their first summit on Monday and remember.