Watch Miami’s Chris Silva be reunited with his mother for first time in three years

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This is the best thing you’ll see today.

Chris Silva left his native Gabon at age 16 to pursue a life and career in basketball. That took him to the University of South Carolina and, this year, to a two-way contract with the Miami Heat where he is among their impressive rookie class.

What Silva gave up in that was seeing his mother, Carine Minkoue Obame — he’s seen her just once in seven years, and not at all in the last three. That was until the Heat gave him a Christmas surprise after practice Friday.

“That’s my mom,” Silva said as he gave his mother an emotional hug.

That was classy and well done by the Heat and the NBA.