On Saturday, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday fans welcomed two special guests onto the pitch during the half-time interval with the Cardiff City Foundation.
The first to grace the Cardiff City Stadium pitch was TV Presenter, Emma Willis, who received a great reception from the home crowd.
Emma told a moving story of how, one year ago, she met a young boy confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, who was about to have an operation. His dream, she said, was simply to play football.
Just one year later, that boy was able to walk by himself, and was set to make that dream come true…
The young boy in question was Garin from Aberdare, a big City fan who joined Emma and our Half Time Host, Huw, by the six-yard box facing the Family Stand.
Garin struck three penalties past Bartley the Bluebird, hitting the back of the net with ease, and celebrated his goals by doing the ayatollah and running to the corner flag. Fans around the stadium cheered him on, celebrating the goals that meant so much to Garin and his family.
It truly was a touching moment for all supporters to be present as Garin bravely fulfilled his dream. The moment was made all the more special thanks to the fantastic reaction from both the home fans and the travelling Sheffield Wednesday supporters.
Garin’s goals were the latest in a series of half-time events with the Cardiff City FC Foundation. As we play host to Brentford this evening, make sure to stay in your seats during the break if you don't want to miss out...
Of course, the Welsh Grand National is taking place in Chepstow on Sunday 27th December. However, there’s a bigger race taking place at half-time during City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against the Bees!
Cardiff City Stadium will play host to a pantomime horse race, made up of pairs of fans looking to be first to cross the finishing line.
We think that the winning horse in the Cardiff City Stadium Derby race is a sure favourite for the Welsh Grand National - so betting fans might want to take note.
The winning pair will take home two tickets to attend the Welsh Grand National! However, they must first prove their worth by galloping around the pitch and manoeuvring past several obstacles along the way!