I love this story because University of Kentucky Coach Calipari noted that this gentleman, a Kentucky coal miner, took time for his son, got him to the game even though he didn’t have time to change after work – and was probably exhausted.

This reflects some good old fashioned values. Family first.

“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. Don’t know who this is, but I have tickets for him & his family at Rupp to be treated as VIPs!!,” Calipari tweeted. (The Rupp Arena is the home of the University of Kentucky basketball team.)

This is unusual for The Ugly Minute as well, We hate University of Kentucky because they are the rival to University of Louisville (which happens to be the best University on earth).

But we can bury the hatchet for now, give Coach his due, and spread this important meme.

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari shares photo of coal miner who rushed from work for son’s first game – and invites the family to Lexington for a game