Do you remember heartwarming video we shared with you three days ago, in which a dad gets a ticket to the BCS National Championship game from his son?
The family is from Oxford, and Anniston Star assistant managing editor Bran Strickland ran them down for a story. Here are the first few paragraphs, then a link to read the full story. (Don’t worry, the Star’s website doesn’t require a subscription.) After that, we have the video in case you didn’t catch it when we first posted it.
The night before Daniel Buckhannan exchanged gifts with his father, he could barely sleep.
“I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about it,” he said.
After he gave the gift — a ticket to the Bowl Championship Series title game between Alabama and Notre Dame — he’s had a little more trouble with restful nights.
“I had to get up in the middle of the night and turn my phone off because I was getting so many direct messages and whatnot,” Buckhannan said Wednesday afternoon.
And that’s been the Oxford resident’s life since he uploaded the 90-second video of his father, Don, finding that ticket tucked inside a Bear Bryant-style fedora.
First it was being excited about modest YouTube views and a Twitter mention by writer and radio show host Clay Travis. Now, it’s at more than 3.3 million hits and early-morning phone calls come from New York television producers.
“We thought it was hilarious when it had 5,000 views on YouTube,” Don said.
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