Wed Sep 19 09:50am EDT
Kentucky basketball players noticed the campers.
Which is probably a good thing, since the campers are camping out for three days to see them less than a month from now, after all.
Here's a few tweets from the players expressing a mixture of gratitude and shock.
Willie Cauley-Stein is the first to give a social-media shout-out at 7:39 a.m., along with an astute observation about the weather (it was in the 40s at 7 a.m., 24 minutes before official sunrise, as campers made the rush across the street).
Alex Poythress chimes in seconds later:
Nerlens Noel keeps it short and sweet:
Kyle Wiltjer gets fancy with a picture: