Strangers from around the world helped send 86-year-old die-hard Bengals fan to the Super Bowl

Jim Lipscomb will be joining his beloved Cincinnati Bengals at the Super Bowl.

The 86-year-old was at the first-ever Bengals game in 1968, and immediately "fell for them," he told CBS News. Lipscomb was a season ticket holder for years, and never misses a game on television. When the team won last month's playoffs against the Chiefs and earned their ticket to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, Lipscomb's granddaughter, Lizzie Eschenbrenner, watched as he started crying tears of joy. She shared his reaction on social media, and the video soon went viral.

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Catherine Garcia, The Week US

Catherine Garcia is night editor for TheWeek.com. Her writing and reporting has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, The New York Times, The Book of Jezebel, and other publications. A Southern California native, Catherine is a graduate of the University of Redlands and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.