Dad shed a couple of tears. Words failed mum so all she could do was laugh.
And Lexie Hamilton's phone? That blew up the moment she was taken by the Gold Coast Suns with pick 38 in the AFLW draft on Tuesday.
"I can't control it, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, everything is going off and I'm like 'I can't keep up'," the Queanbeyan Tigers young gun said.
"I'm trying to thank everyone because they're all ecstatic and I've been getting messages from so many people.
"It definitely sinks in when you get 90 plus messages with everyone going 'oh my god, congratulations'. I'm just trying to let it sink in and everyone is getting around it, it's awesome.
"I thought a couple of people would be like 'oh well done'. But people I haven't spoken to in years are getting around it, so it's awesome."
Hamilton is one of four draftees being taken straight out of the AFL Canberra competition and onto an AFLW list in an expanded 14-team competition in 2020.
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Belconnen's Maggie Gorham is western Sydney-bound after being taken by the GWS Giants with pick four.
Then the Tigers stole the show with premiership-winning trio Hamilton, Hannah Dunn and Jacqueline Parry being scooped up.
Dunn will join Hamilton on the Gold Coast after being taken with pick 22 by the Suns to pave the way for her long-awaited return to the elite level, while the Melbourne Demons used pick 54 on sharpshooter Parry.
"It's pretty crazy. You work so hard for something you thought was a dream, and then it becomes real, then you're like 'oh crap'," Hamilton said.
"It's real now, we're not playing around anymore, it's actually real. The environment this is, you never have any promises and you're always still waiting.
"I had a pretty decent with the Gold Coast and they said 'we're really, really keen on you', nothing is ever promised. You're still as nervous as anything on the day.
"Dad [Kelly] had a couple of tears, everyone had a bit of a laugh. Mum [Josie] and everyone were just ecstatic.
"We didn't even know how to respond when something like this happens, it's just a crazy feeling.
"Me and Dunny have known we've both had interest, but actually seeing her up there [was surreal]."
Former Eastlake star Najwa Allen was taken by the Adelaide Crows with pick 37 having starred for Norwood in the SANFL this year.
Ex-Belconnen Magpie Talia Radan will join the West Coast Eagles after being taken with pick 92.
Radan played 10 games across two seasons with the Adelaide Crows before being traded to Melbourne.
The 31-year-old never laced up the boots for the Demons as she recovered from a shoulder reconstruction, and eventually nominated for the WA draft pool.
CANBERRA PLAYERS BOUND FOR AFLW
Maggie Gorham - GWS Giants, pick four
Hannah Dunn - Gold Coast Suns, pick 22
Najwa Allen - Adelaide Crows, pick 37
Alexia Hamilton - Gold Coast Suns, pick 38
Jacqueline Parry - Melbourne Demons, pick 54
Talia Radan - West Coast Eagles, pick 92