Supporters of Dutch side ADO Den Haag are planning a delightful salute to a group of children which even the most hardened of the game's watchers will find touching.
When the Eredivisie side visit Feyenoord this Sunday and take up their places in the away stand, they will find they are sharing it with some special guests, as patients from the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam will be attending the match.
Oproep aan alle uitsupporters: neemt allen een kleine knuffel mee. Kinderen van het sofia kinderzhuis zullen plaatsnemen onder het uitvak!— ADO-supportersnieuws (@soccerpranks) September 8, 2016
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In response to this news, ADO fans have come up with a special, heart-warming idea. A supporters' group has urged those attending the game to bring with them a cuddly toy so that they can give them to the younger spectators.
"A call to all away supporters," a statement posted on Twitter from the fan group read. "Take with you a little cuddly toy to the game. Just make sure there are no hard things are in the toy. So no beads and buttons, Children from the Sofia Children's Hospital will take be under us at the away end.
"Throw your cuddly toy to them in order to make an unforgettable day a lasting memory!"
The idea has gained a lot of praise across Netherlands and is sure to brighten up an already exciting day for those of the children's hospital!