Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell was surprised after the game by his brother’s emotional return from Afghanistan.
There are moments during sports that always serve as a reminder about how much life outside of the game is larger than what happens during play. On Monday night, there was an emotional moment involving Notre Dame guard Matt Farrell and his brother who is a serviceman in Afghanistan.
After the Fighting Irish got done dispatching Colgate at home, Farrell’s brother Bo who was believed to be in Afghanistan, sent an emotional message on the video board in the arena. He let Matt know how proud of him he was and what he has been able to do on the basketball court. As the Notre Dame guard was getting teared up from the video, he noticed his brother was actually in the arena.
The two ran across the court to greet each other and embraced in a fantastic moment. There isn’t anything quite like seeing someone that is serving overseas return and surprise their family members back at home.
Farrell has really been the catalyst for the Fighting Irish this season and is beloved by his teammates and the community. It’s easy to root for a guy like him and enjoy seeing a moment like this between he and his family.
These are the moments that create for joy during the holiday season and something that Farrell and the people in Notre Dame will remember forever.