Meeting your hero as a child is a dream that very rarely comes true. If it does come true, it often ends in a disappointment, chasing a sports star around with a notepad and a pen in vain.
But for a collection of unsuspecting school kids at Anfield Junior School, their dreams came true in a way that really was both exciting and fulfilling of their expectations.
Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge is fast gaining a reputation for brilliance, and not only on the field.
With the confidence of playing for a team that is flourishing and now very much challenging for the Premier League title, Sturridge is allowing his personality and charisma to come through off the pitch.
In the highlight of two brand new episodes of LFC TV's 'Kop Kids', Reds striker Sturridge went back to school to play a special prank on pupils.
Using his now famous goal celebration dance to good effect, he sprung in to shock the kids, who were busy being filmed giving their opinions on the forward.
"They don't know I'm coming," he said. "So I've got to be quiet. Very quiet."
Catching the children by surprise as they talked of their hero, the England hot-shot proceeded to relish the reactions of shock and awe in their faces.
"He can sometimes make things a bit wrong, but he's alright," one kid said of Sturridge's efforts on the field.
He then shared his tips and tricks on the perfect dance moves, with the school kids joining in very happily, scarcely believing their own luck.
Oh, and there was even a very interesting conversation for Sturridge to have as he was confronted by an Everton supporter.
It's another brilliant piece of club-community work from the club, who also filmed young Finn grilling his hero, Steven Gerrard, in a superb interview back in October.
You can watch the video in full below to see the joy on the kids' faces as they get the chance to meet their hero...
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