THE WHOLE COUNTRY seemed to be watching Waterford man Thomas Barr’s Olympic 400m hurdles final in Rio yesterday.
He came agonisingly close to a medal by finishing in fourth place – and his family and friends watching on were class.
But just as he was getting interviewed in the stadium after – his parents saw him for the first time since the race <3
And they absolutely leapt on him with pride
Thomas hadn’t seen them in so long that day he was just like: “THEY’RE ALIVE!”
And sure his tweets late last night were just as sound
Always thinking of people back home and their celebrating time.
And his new Twitter bio is equally as understated:
“Didn’t expect it, but that’ll do…”
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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie