This is a VERY COOL moment caught on tape ... when NFL star Dwight Freeney meets up with Kobe Bryant -- and gives a bunch of kids in an after-school program the surprise of their lives!!!
It all went down in San Diego on October 6th -- Dwight took 10 kids from the After School All Stars program (helping at-risk youth) to watch the Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets.
But after the game, the gang went to a VIP area ... where they all got to meet The Black Mamba!!
Check out the clip -- the kids are pumped, Kobe's pumped, Dwight's pumped ... and they all took pics to memorialize the special moment.
Pretty cool, right?