‘Best day ever’: Heartwarming story of young Saints fan goes viral

With so much money involved in football these days and players seemingly incapable of behaving, both on and off the field, it’s easy to be cynical about the ‘beautiful game.’

So when you hear a story like that of young Southampton fan William Hartley, it really makes your heart go all warm and fuzzy.

The nine-year old Saints fan had a day to remember for all the right reasons at the weekend as he went with his mum to watch his beloved team.

The story was so great, that it ended up being retweeted several thousand times

But rather than retell the story, we’ll hand it over to William’s mum Josephine and her series of tweets to describe the details of her son’s ‘best day ever.’

For a nine-year old football fan it just doesn’t get any better than that!