Canberra Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad can see it.
There could be no one better to share that moment with, for they have been through so much together.
Nicoll-Klokstad's brother Tyson - one of 10 siblings - passed away in his sleep aged 19 having suffered from muscular dystrophy.
Their mother Monica had been sentenced to eight years behind bars a year prior. When his father decided the time was right for a fresh start, the kids packed their bags and shifted to Melbourne.
Nicoll-Klokstad did not see his mother for two years. He feared she would not recognise him the next time they met, though he needn't have worried.
All they have been through made the moment they shared together after the Raiders booked a place in the NRL grand final simply unforgettable.
And now Nicoll-Klokstad can already see a repeat in his head as he prepares to face the Sydney Roosters in the decider at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday.
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"I can get a little emotional sharing that moment with those that have been there since day one," Nicoll-Klokstad said.
"They've been there through your ups and downs and played a part in you being who you are today. Being able to share that with them is pretty special.
"We're going through a stage where we're trying to get the positives out of the journey we have been through and understand those things got us where we are today.
"We'll celebrate that at the end of this year and really enjoy what is happening this week.
"We've got pretty much the same crew that was there on the weekend [against South Sydney in the preliminary final]. I can see it, just sharing a special moment with them and getting the win, I can see it.
"It's going to be crazy. If it's anything like it was on the weekend, it's going to be amazing."
It is going to be very much like last weekend - but oh so much bigger. Add almost 60,000 more people to the crowd and you'll be close to the mark.
The prospect of playing in a grand final is still hard to fathom for Nicoll-Klokstad, so it's only natural one question keeps getting thrown at him in the biggest week of his career.
Would you have ever thought you would be in the grand final this year? His answer often doesn't stray far from "oh man, it's crazy".
Fair enough too, given Nicoll-Klokstad rose from relative obscurity in New Zealand to become a revelation across the Tasman for the Green Machine.
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He went from taking a gamble on a contract close to the NRL's minimum wage to earning an upgrade and an extension which keeps him in lime green until the end of 2023.
"From that fella that came over in February to that person who is going to run out with the Canberra Raiders in the grand final, it's crazy," Nicoll-Klokstad said.
"You're pinching yourself thinking 'this is happening and I am a part of it'."
Not only is Nicoll-Klokstad a part of it, but he finds himself directly opposing the newly-crowned Dally M medallist in Roosters fullback James Tedesco.
He is just one part of a star-studded Roosters outfit boasting a backline which remains the envy of rival clubs.
Nicoll-Klokstad's initial plans to play reserve grade this year would seemingly have him far removed from such a side - yet there remains one reason he won't be daunted by the occasion.
The Raiders fullback looks at the likes of superstar centre pairing Latrell Mitchell and Joseph Manu, and Roosters hooker Sam Verrills, and sees shades of himself.
For not so long ago they were unknowns. Today they are playing key roles for one of the most impressive outfits in the league.
"You don't have to look very far to find who you're talking about," Nicoll-Klokstad said.
"Guys like [Manu], Latrell, Verrills. The year he has had and he is going into his first grand final. What a 12 to 18 months they have had for themselves.
"It's just the opportunity, they got given it and I got given mine. I can't wait. They've obviously got a pretty star-studded side from 1-17, and it's going to be a big job for us."
NRL GRAND FINAL
Sunday: Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at Sydney Olympic Park, 7.30pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine. Interchange: 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Dunamis Lui. Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Ryan Sutton 20. Siliva Havili 21. Sebastian Kris.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Angus Crichton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho. Reserves: 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Jake Friend 21. Ryan Hall.