Michael rushed to the Rupp Arena at the University of Kentucky after leaving his job at a coal mine.
Since he didn’t have enough time for a shower after his shift, he was covered in mud. However, he had to take his son to an important basketball game first.
A fan took a photo of McGuire and his son enjoying the game together, and the photo quickly gained popularity.
Even John, the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, was moved by the photo.
When he was shown the photo, according to Calipari, it “hit him right between the eyes.” He said this during a press conference.
The coach tweeted the photo and a description of its significance.
Since the American ideal for my parents began in a coal mine in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he continued, this image “hits the mark” for him.
He said he wanted to offer the parents VIP tickets and managed to talk to Mollie after conducting some inquiries.
Now I know that, after his shift, he rushed to see our team and be with his son. I don’t know who he is, but at Rupp, he and his family will be treated as VIPs.
Mollie claimed that her husband was a modest and hardworking person. Despite it being a tough profession, he earns enough money there that she doesn’t need to work.
He’s also a fantastic father. She claims he often does things like this.
When he called McGuire’s father, the man said that initially, his son thought he had done something wrong when he was called into the office at work.
But when he walked in, there was applause from everyone. He wanted to be there for his son, and that’s the explanation.
It’s said that since the image went viral, hotels have started calling to offer accommodations, according to Calipari.
The calls are coming from companies offering food. Even a car dealership provided a car to McGuire.
“I’m grateful for this because this is how my family immigrated to this country. The coal mine is where the American dream began.”
After seeing the photo, the coach said, “This time, I’ll take care of this person and his family.”