A lifelong Everton fan and his two sons, who had just been to their first Toffees match, got the surprise of their lives after coming face-to-face with club legend Duncan Ferguson after the game.
The Scot may have been known as a ferocious opponent on the pitch but when it comes to dealing with fans of the Merseyside club off it, he's got a reputation for being something of a softie.
That was certainly the case after Ferguson's recent testimonial match against Villarreal.
Having travelled up to Liverpool from Oxford for the big game, Everton fan Paddy and his two sons Conal and Rory were busy posing for pictures next to the famous Dixie Dean statue when something magical happened.
According to the official Everton website and Facebook page, unbeknownst to the trio, Ferguson, who was just about to drive home from the game, spotted the family of fans and decided to give them an extra special treat.
As Paddy recalled, he was busy taking pictures of his two boys when he felt a tap on his shoulder followed by a booming voice asking: “D'ye mind if I jump in?”
Looking round to see who it was, the Everton supporter was shocked to see Ferguson standing tall behind him, with a big smile on his face.
Stunned as he was, Paddy still managed to take a picture of his sons with the Everton legend.
"What a gesture, and special for me as well. For him to do that for my boys was incredible, a moment for a dad to treasure forever."
Ferguson currently works as a coach at Goodison Park and has previously been linked with a move into the top job at Everton.
Should Roberto Martinez move on, then he would most certainly be a welcome appointment among the club's die-hard support.