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Friday Night Lights: Zach Gilford reunites with Grandma Saracen

If there’s one thing we always knew about Matt Saracen, it’s that the former Dillon Panthers quarterback loves his grandmother. Now five years after the show has ended, Friday Night Lights alums Zach Gilford and Louanne Stephens have reunited.

The former costars came together for the first time since the series ended in 2011, and Stephens took to Twitter to share the moment. “Got emotional hadn’t seen grandson in 5 years; he’s so kind, smart,” she wrote.

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I'm Still Not Over... Matt Saracen from 'Friday Night Lights' in 'The Son'

Friday Night Lights

Image Credit: Bill Records/NBC

To be honest, you can just say the words Friday Night Lights to me, and I’ll probably start tearing up. FNL fans know what I mean: The series as a whole was just the perfect mix of heartwarming and tragic storylines, and as a crier, I’m particularly vulnerable. Coach’s “we will be tested” speech in the pilot? Sobs. The Mud Bowl? Waterworks. Tyra getting into college? Niagara Falls on my face.

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Left side, strong side: 7 tear-jerking scenes from football movies (and a TV show)

This year’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother (49ers coach Jim Harbaugh vs. Ravens coach John Harbaugh). When this story inevitably becomes a movie (or, probably, made-for-TV-movie), we’re betting there will be a scene of mutual acceptance where one brother says he’s sorry he underestimated the other and the other responds “having you for a brother is greater than any Super Bowl ring.” And we predict we will need tissues.

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