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The moment Thomas Barr ran into his parents after the Olympic final was just lovely

Leapt on him.

Tomas Barr after finishing fourth Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

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

theinterview Source: Atheltics Ireland Facebook

Thomas hadn’t seen them in so long that day he was just like: “THEY’RE ALIVE!”

service2 Source: Atheltics Ireland Facebook

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…”

barr Source: Twitter

Some performance.

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