Sorry to make you cry so early in the day, but we can’t resist.
This video of two-time Olympic triathlon gold medalist Alistair Brownlee performing the ultimate act of brotherly love over the weekend is too all-the-feels not to share.
Alistair’s brother, Jonny, was about to win the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico when he started to collapse under the hot and humid conditions just 700 metres from the finish line. Alistair, who was in second place, caught his brother just as it looked like he would stumble and bow out, and essentially carried him across the finish line.
South African Henri Schoeman overtook the brothers amidst the delay to win the race, while Jonny claimed second place as Alistair pushed him just centimetres ahead of himself at the finish line.
“It was a natural human reaction to my brother but for anyone I would have done the same thing. I think it’s as close to death as you can be in sport,” said Alistair of the incident.
Start your day with a double dose of humanity:
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 19, 2016