Published: 18:34, 15 August 2021
| Updated: 18:36, 15 August 2021
It's every young football fan's dream and for Tony Hudgell it became a reality when he got to have a kick about with his Chelsea hero Mason Mount.
Tony, six, took a trip to the Premier League club's Cobham training ground today and got to meet many of his idols.
Tony Hudgell plays football with Mason Mount
But with Euros star Mount, 22, he went one better, with the pair passing the ball between each other underneath the barrier.
As well as kicking the ball Tony used his crutches to pass back to midfielder Mount.
He also posed for photos with super stars including Thiago Silva, Reece James, César Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Adoptive mum Paula posted on Twitter: "Not every day you get to kick a ball about with your #Hero @masonmount_10 @chelseafc @nike #legend #dreamsdocometrue #bluearmy #doubleamputee #neverevergiveup #nike #marvel #superhero"
Alongside photos of Tony and his heroes she added: "It's been a long 18 month wait but what a fantastic day Tony had at Chelsea's training day at CobhamThank you so much @CFCFoundation & @ChelseaFC for making dreams come true #bluefamily"
It was a much-needed trip for double-amputee Tony, from Kings Hill, who has had a tough time lately.
Paula revealed earlier this month he needs to undergo more surgery due to a jaw injury sustained at the hands of monstrous biological parents Jody Simpson and Antony Smith.
His cruel abusers were each sentenced to 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence available, in 2018.
Tony gained national fame during lockdown when, walking on prosthetic legs and inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, he raised more than £1million for a London children's hospital which saved his life as a baby.
His efforts saw him awarded the Prime Minister's Points of Light Award, a prize which recognises outstanding efforts made by individual volunteers.
The youngster also received words of encouragement from former PM David Cameron, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and footballers from Chelsea.