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Gameday Gift from Son to his Dad
CINCINNATI (Tiffany Wilson) -- A second quarter snap turns into one of Andy Daltons career-high five touchdown passes.
Marvin Jones spikes the ball in elation. By comparison the reaction from a bearded man sitting front row appears tame.
But don't be fooled.
Steve Kinney talks like a Bengals nation stalwart but this is his first tailgate. A loyal fan for decades, he'd never been inside any NFL stadium, let alone his team's, until Sunday.
He said, Four children, just never seemed to have the time or money to get back to Paul Brown stadium.
Several weeks ago, his son Brian posted a video on Reddit. It captures the moment he gave his dad Bengals tickets. The video went viral.
Families around the world connected with the story of a son wanting to surprise his father. Soon the Bengals found out and upgraded the Kinneys tickets.
During the tailgate, Domata Peko's wife gifted Steve with a jersey and passes to meet the players post-game.
For Steve, the day felt surreal.
I'm just taking it one minute at a time.
And every minute of the game was worth savoring. Offense and defense crashed the jets hopes of winning within the first few drives. Steve saw it all.
49-9 beatdown, I'd say that was a good day at work for the Bengals.
After the game he met the stars. Many were excited to meet him.
Then perhaps the highlight of the night, Steve met the man whose jersey he wore.
Andy Dalton posed for photos, a permanent reminder of the perfect day Brian helped give his dad.
It was over the top, it was more than I could have expected.
Watch the heart warming video HERE