Cody Blankenship was 3 months old when his father, John, took him to his first UNC basketball game.
The two have gone together to numerous athletic events in Chapel Hill over the 21 years since then, hitting a handful of basketball games and some other sports each year. But theyve never sat down in those highly coveted seats to see the Tar Heels take on Duke in basketball.
Thats about to change. Cody surprised his father Saturday with tickets to the Feb. 8 game in Chapel Hill and family members captured the moment on video during Johns 53rd birthday dinner in Virginia.
There aint no freakin way! Are you serious? John says in the video, which Cody shared on Twitter. Thats a bucket list.
John only gets teary-eyed in the video, but Cody said that he bawled at one point.
The two have always dreamed of getting their hands on UNC-Duke tickets, Cody said, but could never afford it.
We usually only get to go to the games when the team plays the smaller schools at the beginning of the season due to the lower ticket cost, Cody ...