The students at Kimi Ora Community School in Flaxmere, Hawke's Bay, are big fans of Richie McCaw.
Star pupil Blaze Waerea was tasked with imploring the former All Blacks skipper to pop round for a visit.
"Richie, you've got to come to our school," the 11-year-old said in a video made for McCaw.
"One of our houses is named after you! And between you and me, it's the best house."
Last week the decile one school received a special video message from McCaw himself: he would be coming to Kimi Ora as part of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme.
He landed in his chopper on school grounds on Wednesday, armed with milk and lunches for the kids.
"We're all stoked," said teacher Peter Tihema.
"We're more than happy having Richie here in the community, it's just great."
Blaze interviewed his idol on camera, asking him what it was like to meet his biggest fan and if he could play McCaw in the inevitable film about his life.
The youngster even got to take a ride in McCaw's helicopter before the former All Black headed back to Christchurch.
Watch the full video on The Project.