— University of Iowa (@uiowa) September 3, 2017
College football fans in stadiums across the country are widely known for their team-specific in-game rituals. From tens of thousands of Wisconsin fans hopping up-and-down prior to the fourth quarter at Camp Randall Stadium, to Clemson fans and players touching Howard’s Rock during the pregame — these traditions are an integral part of college football.
But this newly adopted tradition by the University of Iowa might be the coolest in all of college football, and it’s certainly one of the most heartwarming.
Kinnick Stadium, Iowa’s home field, sits directly across from a children’s hospital — with many patients able to see the field and watch the games from the upper floors of the facility. At the end of the first quarter of the Hawkeyes’ game against Wyoming on Saturday, roughly 70,000 Iowa fans waved en masse to the children.
Footage shot by Iowa CBS affiliate KGAN from inside the hospital showed the children waving back — a truly fanastic scene.
Watch above, via KGAN.
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