A tearful and excited little boy of 11 caught the mood of the nation as he enveloped Britian”s newest Olympic Champion Andy Murray in the tightest of hugs.
The touching moment, watched on giant screens by spectators on Centre Court and by millions more around the world, was a fitting end to a fantasic weekend of sport, and a slew of medals at London 2012 by team GB.
It also followed the moment Andy Murray scored the triumph of his career, beating Roger Federer in the men”s singles final to take gold.
He declared the victory “the biggest win of my life” adding: “I’ll never forget this moment.”
The little boy, Master Caplain, had run down through the stands to the barriers of centre court, where he shouted “give me a hug” while reaching out to Andy.
The Scotsman responded “anything for a fan”, before embracing the lad, who burst into tears.
He then ran back onto the grass to celebrate his win, stopping for kisses and hugs with his delighted girlfriend Kim Sears and mum Judy.
Andy”s win capped a stellar weekend for British Olympians, who are currently third in the medal table.