I don't care if this comes across as overly sentimental or nostalgic: well done Jimmy White.
His run to the final stages of the Welsh Open proves that, while his form has declined, his pure love of snooker remains undiminshed.
However, natural delight at Jimmy's progress is tempered by the shocking decline of Ken Doherty, who lost 5-0 to the perennial crowd favourite at Pontin's today.
Two years ago, Ken was world no.2. He will now probably have to reach the World Championship quarter-finals at least to keep his top 32 place.
What went wrong? White could tell you because a couple of years ago he was unable to do much damage at Prestatyn.
These guys aren't too proud to go to the qualifiers but it takes some adjusting.
They've played for most of their careers on TV and are suddenly in front of the proverbial one man and his dog (although there was a big crowd for their match today).
All the time they are thinking: 'I shouldn't be here.'
The good news for Ken is that the world qualifiers are being played at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, where he won a match to qualify for the final stages of the UK Championship last December.
Again, I'm all for looking to the future but I sincerely hope we haven't seen the last of this genuine good guy at the Crucible.