SYDNEY -- This might just turn out to be the greatest sporting story of 2017. It's already the most touching.
It's about two Sydney Swans fans who are almost certainly brothers. The younger of the two -- who is maybe six or seven or eight years old -- is blind, and spent last weekend's Aussie rules game against Carlton clutching a footy.
Meanwhile his brother -- who is thought to be about ten -- did excellent play-by-play commentary for his brother's benefit, of a standard which some say put the Channel 7 box to shame.
The world was first alerted to this moving scene by Swans fan and writer Jonathan Drennan who was at the game.
Heard a beautiful thing at @sydneyswans game tonight. A boy was giving his blind brother a brilliant play by play commentary all game long.— Jonathan Drennan (@JWDrennan) 26 de agosto de 2017
Drennan duly encouraged the Swans to find the boys.
@sydneyswans you should find these two amazing young boys and get around them for finals and give them an experience to remember.— Jonathan Drennan (@JWDrennan) 27 de agosto de 2017
The Swans said they would try.
We ❤️️ this & are trying to track down these boys. They were in the Noble Stand Bay 45. If anyone can help us find them please get in touch! https://t.co/UuYQMfr2Ch— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) 30 de agosto de 2017
But a day after tweeting their best intentions, the Swans have as yet had no luck.
"They were sitting in our red zone area which is a members area but there are no reserved seats there so we don't know who the family is," Swans media manager Loretta Johns told HuffPost Australia.
"They have been really hard to track down. We've put a shout out on social, but we're a little bit stumped at the moment."
Johns said the club had even gone through the process of checking the details of all members who require special access, but no family had yet turned up who fitted the description.
But they're trying. And the word is, when they find them, they'll be rolling out some serious red (and white) carpet for the family at the upcoming home final against Essendon.
Do YOU know who this family is? Here's a little more information from those who were at the game.
Dad had glasses and was wearing his carlton scarf, and the two little boys were there with mum too. Helped me follow game!— Jonathan Drennan (@JWDrennan) 30 de agosto de 2017
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i think they were in front of me.. in row VV . was great to witness. dont know them tho. One of the ladies was a carlton fan if that helps— Carolyn Cummins (@msccummins) 30 de agosto de 2017