A quick, kind gesture from Rory McIlroy just made this child's year 3 years ago

A quick, kind gesture from Rory McIlroy just made this child's year

Just look at his face.

During golf tournaments, some fans like to line-up to congratulate the golfers as they make their way along the course.

Sometimes they might even get a handshake if they're lucky.

For this little boy, he got an even bigger gesture from Rory McIlroy.

The Irishman was leaving the 15th hole in the British Masters when he spotted little Henry waiting for him. As he passed him by, he reached out and gave him his golf ball.

Henry turns to his dad in excitement and shows him.

Anyone who ever grew up with a sporting idol will appreciate this.