Jimmy White has had an incident packed career, indeed an incident packed life, but he has never lost his love for snooker and snooker has never lost its love for him.
His victory in the World Series event in Prague tonight was therefore a very popular one.
OK, so he only won three matches but one of those was against the reigning world champion, John Higgins, and another was against the 2006 Crucible winner Graeme Dott.
White's form comes and goes these days but, at times, he still looks impressive.
The problem is that he is mired at the qualifiers in Prestatyn where reputations count for nothing.
At 47, a full scale resurgence is very unlikely but I still believe Jimmy is better than his world ranking of 56th and it would be nice to think he could push on from tonight's victory and start to climb a few places.
He still has the charm and he still has the support. What he needs now is the results.