Should the need ever arise, I know how to make 8 year old boys fall helplessly in love. Push them.
It's worked too many times for me to doubt it. Push them off the diving board, they love you. Push them into the pool, the adore you. Shove them down the water slide while they're hesitating - instant infatuation. Physically pick them up and set them down somewhere out of the way you're trying to walk, and you've got yourself a new stalker.
It's really quite adorable.