Loyola Chicago Chaplain Sister Jean Takes Picture with Butler Mascot Blue

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIMarch 19, 2021

FILE- In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Loyola of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
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There may not be packed arenas at the NCAA tournament in Indiana, but there's no shortage of VIPs in the crowd this year. 

On Friday, two of college basketball's biggest fans finally got a chance to meet and made an attempt to break the internet. Loyola University Chicago's Sister Jean and Butler Blue IV got to hang out at Hinkle Fieldhouse ahead of the No. 8 Ramblers' opening game against No. 9 Georgia Tech.

Butler Blue IV @TheButlerBlue

I got to meet Cinderella before the ball. 🥰 #MarchMadness | #MayorofMarch https://t.co/BPRieuCMod

NCAA March Madness @marchmadness

Sister Jean ready for the Ramblers 👏 @RamblersMBB | #MarchMadness https://t.co/rnNICQnL01

At 101 years old—and fully vaccinated—Sister Jean Schmidt was cleared to travel with Loyola and continue her duties as team chaplain three days before the tournament tipped off. 

After making the trip to Indianapolis, she had another famous college basketball star waiting for her. Hopefully, this is just the start of a beautiful friendship.