by Jim Clayborn | RNN
Here’s a touching palate cleanser to start the day.
The Kentucky Wildcats hosted their annual “blue-white scrimmage” when a father and son caught the eye of Coach John Calipari.
The father, a coal miner, sat there with his face still covered in coal dust while his son looked excited to be at the game and with his dad.
Coach Calipari snapped a photo and tweeted “My family’s American dream started in a Clarksburg, WV coal mine, so this picture hits home. From what I’ve been told, after his shift, he raced to be with his son & watch our team.”
A user responded with an incredible comment the man’s wife Mollie McGuire posted on Facebook. She was at the game with them:
Why is my screen blurry all of a sudden?
The sight of the dad, probably exhausted and fresh off of his shift, sitting there with his son moved Coach Calipari to say he would get the entire family VIP tickets to a future game
One single touching moment captured on the bird app shows us the importance of family, of fathers and sons, and that in the words of one of the greatest poets of this generation Adam Lazzara, “These are the days. Always remember.”
I hope it motivates more of us to log off of that same bird app once and a while and take our own sons (and daughters) to a game.