PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - For Auburn fans, one of the best Christmas gifts they could receive this year happens to be a pair of tickets, but not just any tickets, BCS National Championship tickets.
It's no doubt that across the state, getting tickets to the big game gained some big reactions but the reaction from two kid's in Prattville are priceless.
As 11-year-old RJ Meyer opened the last of his Christmas gifts, one thing was missing. His Christmas list contained what every football fan would want including tickets to the end-all of football games- the BCS National Championship. After opening presents all morning, the tickets were no where to be found.
RJ was disappointed until his mom noticed something in the fireplace. RJ went to the fireplace and grabbed the box addressed to him. To his surprise, two tickets with a note from Santa that read, "Always believe."
The tickets sparked some wild emotion out of RJ as can be seen in the video. Not only did he ask for tickets, which he said was "the most important one of all." but also for "luck that Auburn will win."
"I cannot explain how I felt, I just started running around the house." RJ, who has been going to Auburn games with his parents since the age of two, told WSFA 12 News.
In another house on Christmas morning, Conner Hughes had a reaction that brought tears to every eye that watched the video.
Conner Hughes' dream was to attend a National Championship game and as an avid Auburn fan, what a better time than now.
Money is tight and the Hughes family knew this, so tickets were out of the question but on Christmas morning, a dream became a reality.
As Conner opened the last of his presents he found a bundle of roses. Under those roses he found a pair of tickets on a bed of rose petals. Conner immediately reached for his father, Kevin Hughes, for a loving embrace, leaving tears streaming down the their faces.
Conner and his dad Kevin will be driving, yes driving, the 31 hour trip to watch the tigers play.
A voice in the video can be heard saying, "It's football! So manly guys!"
These reaction videos beg the question, is it really just football? For these football fans, and others across the state, this game means so much more.