Shane Long gave little Chloe Brennan the surprise of her life at the Ireland team hotel, as he gate-crashed her lunch to reveal she will be mascot for the crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Tuesday.
Chloe is a huge fan of Southampton striker Long and she was stunned as her idol walked in with an Ireland shirt on a silver platter as part of the Three mobile #TheCallUp campaign.
Long revealed that he was a Leeds United fans when he was growing up and posed for photos with Chloe and her family as the youngster said the meeting was ‘the best day of her life’.
You can watch the enchanting exchange here:
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