It's true - sometimes sport really isn't all about winning.

And this photo is testament to such; sending sports fans on social media into an emotional spin.

Everyone might not follow the same team, but everyone is moved by the beauty sport has to offer.

The Canterbury Bulldogs' Josh Reynolds and Sean White - National Rugby League (NRL).

The photograph shows Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league player Josh Reynolds, seated, and hugged by club employee Sean White.

Reynolds is seated freshly after seeking treatment on his injured hamstring, suffered in the 2017 round 9 victory over the Canberra Raiders.

Sean has down syndrome, and is the son of Lloyd White, who played just six first grade games for the club; four in 1959 and another two, four years later in 1963.

In and around there he played another 108 lower-grade games. 

He wasn't the biggest star to ever play for the Bulldogs - but that has never mattered.

Lloyd White

For many years after retiring, Lloyd would work as the dressing room attendant for the club; his services most welcome.

And when his son was born with down syndrome, he started bringing him to games. 

Sadly, Lloyd passed away in August 2016. 

But this beautiful family/club tradition continues via Sean; one of the many reasons they call the Bulldogs the "family club."

Once you're a part of it, they'll have you forever.

 

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