A HEARTWARMING video reveals a household of Luton City followers delivered to tears after their beloved workforce gained promotion to the Premier League only a day after their footie-mad grandad handed away.
Katie Richards’ grandad Paul McGuire sadly handed away on Friday night time having gone into hospital for a coronary heart bypass operation – however left the household with a remaining promise.
The 73-year-old’s touching remaining dialog with Katie’s dad earlier than his operation noticed him pledge that The Hatters would win of their promotion play-off match in opposition to Coventry Metropolis on Saturday.
Regardless of the heartbreaking circumstances Katie, 21, and her household have been left overjoyed when their grandad’s prediction rang true and Luton clawed their approach into the Premier League.
Video reveals Katie at residence together with her companion and father as they watch Luton safe Premier League standing for the primary time of their historical past with a dramatic penalty shootout.
The household watch on as the ultimate whistle sounds after Luton’s 6-5 victory on penalties, with the trio exploding into celebrations.
The on-screen textual content reads: “POV: Your grandad died three days in the past and earlier than he died he promised my dad he’d be watching and so they’d win.”
Katie’s dad jumps up and down while clenching his fists as he falls to the bottom overjoyed with emotion as he slaps the carpet shouting: “F***ing hell sure! Sure, sure sure!”
He then crawls and hugs his daughter while watching the euphoric scenes play out of their front room.
The three then hug one another while saying: “We’re within the Premier League!”
Katie uploaded the video to social media on Sunday with the caption: “He was deffo there in spirit.”
The clip has since acquired over 80,000 likes and greater than 660 feedback from customers left touched by the household’s explosion of emotion.
One consumer wrote: “What a proud second for you all…so emotional.”
One other commented: “We’re within the Prem child. I’m so sorry about your grandad, my mum died two months in the past and he or she was defo with us at Wembley?.”
A 3rd replied: “As a Coventry fan, this makes me smile, congratulations!”
One other consumer stated: “Congratulations, I’m positive it meant all the things to you all and your grandad. Actually healthful.”
Talking as we speak Katie stated: “It’s been such an terrible time for us as a household however we received a little bit of pleasure on Saturday after Luton successful.
“My grandad died fairly all of a sudden on Friday, he went for a coronary heart bypass operation on Sunday 21.
“The operation itself went okay, the bypass was good nonetheless my grandad didn’t make it out, his organs failed him and he couldn’t wake again up.
“Earlier than he went below for the operation, my mum and pop took him to the hospital and my dad had a chat concerning the soccer with him as my dad is Luton City born and bred, and has been a season ticket holder for 35 years.
“He stated he’d be sitting up in his chair recovering watching it and he had an actual good feeling they’d win, sadly he by no means received to observe the sport.
“Me and my dad have been meant to go and watch the sport at Wembley, nonetheless being with household at the moment was far more essential.
“Going to a soccer match when it’s a must to face folks and clarify could be very onerous.
“So many individuals knew my grandad and he might be missed a lot however I’ve an actual good feeling he was up there cheering them on.
“My household’s relationship with Luton City is loopy. We’ve been supporters since eternally and my dad’s been to mainly each single sport.
“We have been so heartbroken by the stunning information and having to say bye to grandad when he was in ICU.
“By means of the entire sport dad couldn’t get it out of his head that considered one of his final conversations with grandad was concerning the sport, we prayed and prayed for them to offer us a win.
“Luton deserves this, they’ve performed effectively all season, we’ve by no means seen them get into the Premier League and after I inform you my dads life is Luton City.
“He adores them, this implies all the things for them. Even when we don’t keep up, we’d like the cash as a membership, we’d like a brand new stadium which we’ve been ready for, for a very long time.
“There’s simply so many good alternatives to go to totally different stadiums and Premier League stadiums we’ve by no means been to or performed at.
“We referred to as the universe for some good luck and really feel grandad gave us that on the day.”