A heartwarming moment between the captain of Ireland’s rugby team, Johnny Sexton, and his son after Ireland was knocked out of the Rugby World Cup by New Zealand has melted people’s hearts.
In the match on Sunday Oct. 15, New Zealand won 28-24 over Ireland, breaking Ireland’s hope of gaining its first world title.
Ireland has won a remarkable record of 33 games unbeaten but has never progressed further than quarter-finals at the World Cup.
This was Sexton’s final match playing for Ireland, which he has captained for since 2019, and he kicked an amazing seven points.
New Zealand’s All Blacks formed a guard of honor for Ireland after the match and applauded him for his 24-year international career.
But despite Ireland’s heartbreaking loss, Sexton shared a wholesome moment with his son after the game.
“You’re still the best dad,” Sexton’s son seemed to say, as he walked off the field with his father.
The clip has gone viral after being posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.