Barcelona's Lionel Messi took time out from the club's preparations for a pre-season friendly match in Bangkok to meet some starstruck children with learning disabilities.
Messi and Barca reserve goalkeeper Jose Pinto held a mini soccer clinic for the children under the auspices of UNICEF the day before the Spanish champions take on the Thai national side.
Messi told the youngsters he viewed children with and without learning disabilities as being the same.
He and Pinto spent time teaching the young players a few skills and then autographed soccer shirts and balls and posed for pictures.
Barcelona is on a pre-season tour of the Far East which also takes in Malaysia. The squad arrived in Thailand on Monday following a two-day trip to the Middle East.