When France’s Nicolas Mahut lost his third round match at the French Open against Leonardo Mayer he got plenty of comfort—from his seven-year-old son Natanel. As the defeated dad sat court-side, his little boy rushed to his side for a pretty magical moment.

Video of the May 31 match made major waves online, going viral for obvious (and adorable) reasons. Not only did the sweet act bring a tear to the proud papa’s eyes, but his opponent was also seen welling up while watching.

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This isn’t the first time Natanel has handed out hugs to his tennis star dad following a match. When Mahut, and doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert, won the French Open’s men’s double title, the seven-year-old also ran across the court for a completely cute cuddle!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: The Tennis Report via Instagram

 

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