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Gigi Buffon is on his holidays but still gave these kids a moment they'll never forget

He just couldn’t resist a kickabout in the park.

Image: Martin Meissner/AP/Press Association Images

AFTER ITALY’S TRAUMATIC exit from Euro 2016, you’d forgive Gigi Buffon if he spent his holidays with his head down, not wanting to engage with anyone or anything.

The Juventus goalkeeper headed to Marina di Massa – a coastal retreat in Tuscany – for some relaxation and recovery.

But, when some local kids asked him if he wanted a kickabout in a nearby park, the 38-year-old just couldn’t resist.

Such a relatively simple gesture but those children now have a memory to last a lifetime: that day they got to take shots on their boyhood hero.

Magic.

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