Fan Andy Farnell shared a video of him breaking the news to his son that he would be a mascot at the Playoff final on Saturday.
The boy was shocked to be told that he will be lining up alongside captain John Terry when the team walks out onto the Wembley pitch:
— Andy Farnell (@farnie82) May 22, 2018
Here is the Twitter reaction to the clip:
At 46 years of age I’ve shed a tear at that, lovely. UTV ????????
— Matt Carder (@MattCarder1) 22 May 2018
A day he will never forget Top Dad well done !!!!! Enjoy ????????
— Gary field (@Garyfie07435003) 22 May 2018
He has indeed won the lottery
— wazzman (@MrWazzman) 23 May 2018
Absolute quality. My lad led the team out at Villa pk with Concrete Ron vs Cardiff. Won 2 nil, let's hope for the same scoreline. Have a great day and take loads of pics! #AVFC
— Matt Walton (@zenga1602) 22 May 2018
Oh my good night!! This is amazing!! What an incredible experience and an unforgettable memory….have fun! UTV????????????????
— Square (@Square11) 22 May 2018
I’d have the same reaction and i’m 26
— Matthew Rose (@M91_rose) 23 May 2018
Man, this has me laugh-weeping in a cafe! What a brilliant moment for both of you. Have a fantastic day! #UTV
— Craig 'The Rage' (@craigtherage) 23 May 2018
Love this. Priceless. He’ll have an amazing day ????
— Kevin McGuire (@kmcguire69) 23 May 2018
The joy on that little lads face is what it is all about. "Just a game" I dont think so.
— James Evans (@jamese9930) 23 May 2018
The reaction on his face is Priceless A Day he will never forget too.UTV
— Karen Wilson (@1863Karen) 23 May 2018
Wish I was walking out with John Terry! Don't think a 6 foot 3 26 year old would fit in though ???????? all the best to your boy, what a moment!
— Chris Jeffries (@ChrisJeffries1) 22 May 2018
It’s what football is all about really. You can see in the video how the news hasn’t quite sunk in yet. It is a dream for all fans to line up alongside their heroes, and he will now get that very rare privilege.
Hopefully, the day will end on a happy note as well with us securing promotion back to the Premier League. Fulham will be difficult opponents but the experience we have in the team gives me a lot of confidence that we can get the win this weekend.