For a 6-year-old kid, it's hard to imagine a better birthday present than your favorite football player coming to your party.

So you can imagine what it must have been like for kindergartner Ben Levin to see Stepfan Taylor, Stanford's star running back, to show up at his birthday celebration.

Levin's dad Jon, a professor and the chair of Stanford's Economics Department, emailed Cardinal coach David Shaw with his son's longshot wish:

"We have been going to all the football games this year," Jon wrote. "Last week, when we were watching the first UCLA game, Ben announced that he wanted to invite Stepfan Taylor to his birthday party. Naturally we told him that probably Stepfan Taylor would be too busy to come to a kindergarten birthday party, but that Ben could email an invitation."

Sure enough, Taylor got the message and showed up to Ben's party. He played football with the kids and even tried some of the cake.

"It was probably the greatest 6-year-old birthday party ever," Jon Levin told the University's website. "Very cool and I was so impressed with Stepfan's generosity."

(H/T to Game On!)

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