Usually, it’s the work of children in awe to hold the hand of their footballing hero before a big game. But why should the kids have all the fun?

Swedish side AIK yesterday arranged for some of their most elderly members to walk out with the players, and the result was the stuff of tear-jerking movies. Just give us a moment…

Kids replaced by senior citizens in Swedish football led by former UEFA president Lennart Johansson

AIK ran out 1-0 winners in the league fixture against Gefle, although the result paled into insignificance after the club’s brilliant gesture.

And slow as it may have been, it simply gave us more time to enjoy the occasion.