After all, what is more loving than supporting your family and loved ones achieve their dreams in front of millions of people?
Whether it’s children and parents, spouses or significant others, these sporting heroes are making us get all teary eyed.
Now someone pass us the tissues (or a diamond engagement ring).
1. Tom Bosworth proposing to his boyfriend, Harry Dineley.
Team GB’s race walker Tom Bosworth, popped the question to boyfriend Harry on Rio’s famous Copacabana beach - could there be any setting more fitting for a Brazilian proposal?
2. Qin Kai proposing to girlfriend, diver He Zi.
China’s female diver He Zi had only just stepped off the Olympic podium after winning a silver medal in the springboard event, when her boyfriend got down on one knee. Of course, she said yes (through lots of tears).
3. Isadora Cerullo getting engaged to girlfriend Marjorie Enya.
Brazilian Rugby Sevens player Isadora got engaged to girlfriend Marjorie Enya at Deodoro Park, taking advantage of the good mood sweeping the stadium to get down on one knee and pop the question.
4. Michael Phelps kissing his baby son, Boomer.
After winning the 4x200m freestyle relay, and his 20th Olympic gold medal, Michael Phelps got out of the pool to go and kiss his baby son Boomer.
It’s not just us struggling to contain our emotions, Rebecca Adlington got choked up watching the scene unfold, with co-presenter Helen Skelton saying: “What an amazing family unit. Oh we’ve both gone now.”
5. Charlotte Dujardin’s fiance asking: ‘Will you marry me now?’
Seconds after GB horsewoman Charlotte Dujardin won her third gold medal, her partner Dean Wyatt-Golding revealed a sign that read: “Will you marry me now?”
The couple are already engaged but Dujardin admitted she has been postponing the wedding because of the Olympics: “I did promise him after London that we would get married, it just never happened with competitions and everything. I will make sure it happens now.”
6. Mo Farah’s family when he got up after falling over.
It was the moment that Mo Farah admitted he thought his Olympic “dream was over”, taking a tumble in the men’ 10,000m event.
But instead of admitting defeat, he brushed himself down and carried on, going on to claim the gold medal. And the look on wife Tania and daughter Rhianna’s faces when Mo got up, says it all.
7. Kristin Armstrong’s son comforting her after she won.
Kristin Armstrong broke down in tears after winning the women’s cycling road individual time trial, and son Lucas ran over to comfort her and asked: “Why are you crying? Armstrong replied: “That’s what we do, we cry when we’re happy.”
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