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.

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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