Recently, a picture taken at a basketball game has been seen by many people. The picture shows a man and his son cheering for their team, but the man is wearing dirty overalls and has coal soot all over his face. Because the picture had a lot of likes, we decided to find out who this man was and why he looked the way he did.
A picture that recently went viral was first posted by a basketball fan. When John Calipari, the head coach of the Kentucky men’s basketball team, reposted it, it got a lot more attention. Calipari explained in his report that the man in the picture was a coal miner who had rushed to the game right after work so he could be there with his son. He didn’t have time to bathe or change his clothes, so he showed up in his dirty overalls.
The man’s amazing actions in the photo caught the eye of the basketball coach, who was so pleased that he gave him VIP tickets to the next game. The success of the photo on social media also caught the attention of the man’s wife, who made a new Twitter account because she couldn’t get into her old one.
Molly says that the man in the picture cheering for his team with his 3-year-old son Easton is her husband, Michael McGuire. Michael had promised to watch his son’s first basketball game with him, but his shift finished late, so Molly brought Easton to the game to meet his father there. “It was important to him to watch the game with Easton from the very beginning,” Molly said.
Sue Kinneer, a basketball fan from Kentucky, caught and took a picture of the coal worker. “The man’s face was covered in coal smoke, and he was wearing dirty clothes. Even though he looked tired, he smiled at his son, who was hugging and climbing all over him. “They both looked so happy,” Sue told the press.
People on the internet are impressed by the story of a hardworking father who went to his son’s basketball game even though he was too tired from work. Molly said that her husband is the best dad in the world when she talked about him.
The son will remember going to a basketball game with his dad for a long time. And for us, it will be another way to remember that dads can do things for their kids that are hard to imagine. These dads have done a lot to make their kids feel loved and happy, like building a special bed for a child with special needs or making a homemade rollercoaster.