Reading, and Brian McDermott in particular, were all smiles as they took to the streets to celebrate their Championship title with an open-top bus parade.
Despite the Royals losing their final game of the season and rain washing over Berkshire, fans lined the streets to cheer on their heroes, who will be competing in the Premier League next season.
The parade ended at the Madejski stadium where chairman John Madejski and prospective new owner Alexander Zingarevich looked on as captain Jobi McAnuff lifted the Championship trophy to roars from every corner.
Champagne was popped, ticker tape streamed and mascot Kingsley the lion was spear-tackled by Adam Le Fondre as the Royals really got into the party mood.
Defender Alex Pearce was named player of the season as members of the squad posed for pictures with their families, rounding off a quite magnificent season for the Berkshire club.