It’s all too easy to be cynical about sport, and particularly football. From diving to over-inflated prices and insane transfer fees - a lot of elements of the modern game inspire cynicism rather than joy.
But for the kids who love the game, players are their idols.
This collection of moments when children from all around the world get to meet their idols is truly heart-warming.
Put the cynicism to one side and soak up their joy - beautiful to watch.
Video from Peradze.
Respect to the players too. Despite being so often dismissed as overpaid narcissists, most freely give their time and attention to their young fans.
Less diving and more of this please.