Like any normal human being, athletes want to be able to share their greatest triumphs with someone they care about. Success is a lifeless thing when it's just you and it. In this case, three is anything but a crowd.
Often, athletes spend the first moments after their victory basking in its glow with the men or women who helped make it possible—teammates, coaches, fans. Few images capture the essence of being a champion more than teammates dousing each other in champagne.
However, we can't overlook the very underrated practice of an athlete sharing their joy with their children. Sure, it's more subtle than circling and tearing down the goal posts, setting a couch on fire or getting a DUI, but the quiet nature of the act doesn't make it less meaningful.
Those athletes who seize the opportunity to make their greatest achievement an experience shared with the ones they care most about certainly have created something that never goes flat.
What makes athletes celebrating with their kids even better? In a world of never-ending cameras, you and I get to be a little part of it too.
These are photos of athletes celebrating with their kids that are touching, funny and everything in between.