The Minnesota Timberwolves' game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night was a poignant one for Karl-Anthony Towns.

Prior to the match, which ended in a 112-107 loss for the Timberwolves, the 25-year-old center/power forward greeted his father, Karl Towns Sr., in the stands. It was the first game Towns Sr. attended since his wife, Jacqueline Towns, died from COVID-19 complications last April.

Speaking to reporters after the game, the younger Towns — who, in addition to his mom, lost six family members to the deadly virus last year — said that his dad's presence at the game meant "everything" to him.