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Long-time Geelong water boy Sam Moorfoot was lifted over the fence by skipper Joel Selwood to celebrate with the team on the MCG in heart-warming scenes.
The Cats won as much praise for their grace in victory than they did for their 81-point thrashing over the Swans in the grand final on Saturday afternoon.
Players lingered on the hallowed MCG turf soaking up the atmosphere for some time after the final siren, before Selwood spotted an ecstatic Moorfoot on the boundary fence.
Selwood, who the water boy describes as his 'best friend', insisted Moorfoot join in the celebrations, dragging him over the fence and onto the field with the help of teammate Jeremy Cameron.
The 29-year-old, who has Down syndrome, was then given Cameron's medal; eliciting one of the biggest smiles you are ever likely to see on a footy field.
Joel Selwood (left) and Sam Moorfoot (right) embrace after the Cats grand final victory
Moorfoot gleefully raised his medal to the fellow Cats fans watching from the fence, much to the delight of Geelong players and supporters; who are all well aware of the huge role he plays keeping up team morale.
He's been involved with the club since 2015, originally as a volunteer at Kardinia Park's (now GMHBA Stadium) bistro.
Now the club's water boy, he can often be seen around the team during the week and on game days. Moorfoot is an iconic figure and much-loved member of the Cats family.
The overjoyed Cats fanatic even made an appearance on Channel 7's post-match coverage, with commentators Hamish McLachlan and Daisy Pearce interviewing Moorfoot in the changerooms.
'I'm a training assistant and a water boy, and am very proud of my job,' he said, when asked what his role was.
Despite having Cats defender Sam De Konig's arm around him, there was no surprises for guessing his answer to who his favourite player was.
'Joel Selwood, 100 per cent ... Joel is actually my best friend. He is a legend, and he's just the best,' Moorfoot said on Channel 7's post-match coverage.
'Best day of my life.'
Sam Moorfoot was pumped up and even showed off to the crowd when Cats star Jeremy Cameron hung his Premiership medal around his neck
Moorfoot played in a grand final of his own earlier in the year, but his Geelong