It didn’t matter what AFL club you supported on Friday night, one little boy’s dream brought the entire AFL world to tears.
The Collingwood Football Club made Kyron McGuire's dream come true when he ran out onto the field with them before their game against Port Adelaide at Docklands in Melbourne.
Despite suffering from terminal brain cancer, the six-year-old boy looked like he was having the time of his life when he ran out onto the field with his favourite player, star midfielder Adam Treloar.
The last couple of days have been a dream come true for Kyron with the Collingwood Football Club bringing him and his family to Melbourne during the week to spend time with the team.
Following the Pies 15.18 (108) to 10.9 (69) win over the Power, Kyron’s favourite player, Treloar took him over to commentator Cameron Ling for the post-match interview.
“I met him two days ago and heard the story about the little fella, it breaks your heart in a way, well it does break your heart,” Treloar said.
“I get to play football and I get to live my life and this poor little fella over here.
“And for his family too, the family are massive Collingwood people — to show him around the club was special for us, it touched a lot of us,” he said.
Collingwood Head Coach, Nathan Buckley said having Kyron and his family over for the week gave the club and the players some "real life" perspective.
“Actually, it makes the game less significant doesn’t it," Buckley said.
“We are playing a game of footy and we all take it very seriously and it's our profession and we spend a lot of time of our lives on it.
"To have Kyron and his family in and to the share the last couple of days with them and the experience, and the way our boys handled it after the game was amazing really and quite emotional," he said.