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Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson at Kentucky basketball game, got Mockingjay Salute (Photos)

Dec 28, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats fans watch the team warm up before the first half against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats got a celebrity visitor when The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson stopped by for the game against the Louisville Cardinals. While at the game he got a special tribute from the Kentucky fans.

They saluted him with the “Mockingjay Salute” from the movie. The one where you extend three fingers up, holding your pinky down with your thumb. I don’t know if it was impromptu or planned, but either way it is awesome.

Mark Cornelison / Herald Leader / Via

Here is how the crowd welcomed him:

Mark Cornelison / Herald Leader / Via

In case you didn’t see The Hunger Games, it is a salute they do in the movie. Here are some examples:


And another:

The photos are from Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Mark Cornelison and tip of the hat to BuzzFeed’s Lauren Yapalater for the find.

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