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Gary Ablett Jr’s wife Jordan shares touching photo of son Levi on the field at AFL grand final

Jordan Ablett posted a sweet photo of the moment her husband, Gary Ablett Jr, cuddled their son, Levi, on the field on Saturday ahead of the AFL grand final.

In the image, the 38-year-old holds the toddler close to his chest moments after he was carried out by Geelong star Joel Selwood. 

‘One very proud Dad,’ she captioned the moving black and white photo, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday. 

Jordan Ablett posted a sweet photo of the moment her husband, Gary Ablett Jr, cuddled their son, Levi, on the field on Saturday ahead of the AFL grand final (pictured) 

On Saturday, Jordan shared a black and white image of a Geelong guernsey with Selwood’s number, 14, on the back.

‘It’s hard to put into words how beautiful of a gesture this is but know that our family is beyond grateful for you and your big heart,’ she wrote.

‘You’re a champion off the field just as much as you are on it. It’s our absolute joy to send our son out with you today.’

It comes as Selwood – the club’s captain – cradled toddler Levi Ablett as he walked onto the MCG as the Cats ran out.

'One very proud Dad,' she captioned the moving black and white photo, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday. Jordan and Levi are pictured

‘One very proud Dad,’ she captioned the moving black and white photo, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday. Jordan and Levi are pictured

On Saturday, Jordan shared a black and white image of a Geelong guernsey with Selwood's number, 14, on the back

On Saturday, Jordan shared a black and white image of a Geelong guernsey with Selwood’s number, 14, on the back 

'It's hard to put into words how beautiful of a gesture this is but know that our family is beyond grateful for you and your big heart,' she wrote

‘It’s hard to put into words how beautiful of a gesture this is but know that our family is beyond grateful for you and your big heart,’ she wrote 

Levi smiled with delight as he was taken out into the middle of the buzzing field.

The three-year-old suffers from a mystery degenerative illness that severely impacts his respiratory system and he has never spoken a word.

Jordan has revealed that doctors say Levi, who is highly prone to viruses and has low muscle tone, may never speak.

It comes as Selwood (pictured) cradled baby Levi Ablett as he walked onto the MCG as the Cats ran out. Little Levi beamed with delight as Selwood took him out onto the famous ground ahead of the biggest match of 2022

It comes as Selwood (pictured) cradled baby Levi Ablett as he walked onto the MCG as the Cats ran out. Little Levi beamed with delight as Selwood took him out onto the famous ground ahead of the biggest match of 2022

The little boy is also vulnerable to aspirating, whereby food, drink, or stomach contents can make their way into his lungs.

He receives ongoing treatment at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.

Geelong claimed its 10th flag in a dominant, one-sided AFL Grand Final with Selwood breaking down into tears after the match.

Selwood then handed little Levi back to his dad, the retired dual Brownlow medalist

Selwood then handed little Levi back to his dad, the retired dual Brownlow medalist

The Cats began the match with a stunning 41-6 opening quarter and were never headed, leading 62-26 at halftime before running away with the match in the second half.

The Sydney Swans looked completely overwhelmed as Geelong’s potent forward line took them apart, star full forward Tom Hawkins leading the charge with two goals in the first quarter.

The final result was a whopping 133-52 to the Cats. Geelong player Isaac Smith was named the Norm Smith medallist as the game’s best and fairest player.

Levi, three, suffers from a mystery degenerative illness that severely impacts his respiratory system and he has never spoken a word

Levi, three, suffers from a mystery degenerative illness that severely impacts his respiratory system and he has never spoken a word 

Speaking to Channel 7 postgame, Selwood said his side deserved a grand final win.

‘Man, it’s been… they’re so hard to win. They’re so hard to win. Every side says it, but I think we deserved one,’ he said.

‘Just been bashing away. We don’t apologise to being up there, having a crack at it each year. So many, please get around all of them. They all have great stories.’

Meanwhile, fans praised Robbie Williams’ performance at the start of the day but savaged a ‘woke’ halftime show.

He receives ongoing treatment at Melbourne¿s Royal Children¿s Hospital. Pictured: Gary and Jordan Ablett with son Levi

He receives ongoing treatment at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. Pictured: Gary and Jordan Ablett with son Levi

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