COLLINGWOOD president Eddie McGuire has shared an insight into the incredible patience and generosity of Gary Ablett inside the AFL transition hub.
Ablett participated in a practice match with his son Levi before sticking around and giving his time to the children of the hub.
Speaking on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, McGuire lauded Ablett’s ‘beautiful’ gesture.
“One of the best things I’ve ever seen was a couple of days ago. All the kids, little kids from five years of age up to 13 or 14, came from everywhere when Gary Ablett went out with Levi, his little baby in his hands and ran around and played in a practice match,” he said.
“Then Gary stayed out on the ground for the best part of 90 minutes with every kid playing footy with them. It was unbelievable.
McGuire said that Ablett stayed to meet anyone who wanted a chance to meet the dual Brownlow medallist.
“Parents of kids and wives and girlfriends of all the opponents in the AFL all ran and got photos of the great Gary Ablett being out there with their kids.
“It was just one of the most touching, beautiful moments.
“Not only that, all the other players out there just wanted to play with Gary!"