02/08/2013 08:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John Groce Son Photo: Illinois Coach Celebrates Win Over Indiana With Son Conner

After Illinois' upset No. 1 Indiana with a wild buzzer-beater on Thursday night, Fighting Illini coach John Groce gave us one of the most heartwarming moments, and an early candidate for photo of the year, as he rejoiced with his young son Conner.

Cue the collective "awww."

Joe Robbins of Getty Images caught the moment perfectly as we are reminded why sports are great.

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