Recently, a photo that was taken during the game of the basketball team of the University of Kentucky went viral on social media.
The picture showed a fan with a young son. The man was in soiled work clothes, and his hands and face were covered with coal dust.
Dad went with his son to the game, without even having time to wash himself after his shift at the mine. And then he became an Internet star.
A fan first posted the photo. And this shot might have gone unnoticed had it not been reposted by Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari.
John, in the description of the photo, clarified what was happening. It turned out that the man rushed to the match immediately after the work shift.
By all means, he wanted to watch the game with his son. But the miner didn’t have time to shower and change. That’s why he went dirty. The coach admired the fan’s act and promised him and his family VIP tickets for the next game.
The photo became so popular that the fan’s wife reacted to it. She even created a new Twitter account after losing access to her old one.
Molly – that’s the name of the woman – said that her husband Michael McGuire and their 3-year-old son Easton were captured in the viral image. The fact is that the man promised his son to go with him to the first basketball game in the baby’s life. But since the shift of the miner ended late, Molly herself brought the child to the arena and already there she met her husband.
“It was very important for him to be with Easton from the very beginning of the game,” the woman said.
Standing out for his appearance, the man was noticed and photographed by Sue Kinnear, a devoted fan of the team from Kentucky.
“The man was all dirty, with soot on his face. He looked very tired, but he smiled at his son. And the little boy hugged him and climbed onto his dad’s lap. They looked very happy,” Sue told reporters.
Netizens loved this sweet story about a man who, despite being tired from hard work, found the time and energy to spend time with his son at a basketball game.
“He really is the best dad in the world,” said Molly.