Amid all the pomp and circumstance, the confetti falling, the George Halas Trophy glistening, there was a tender moment between father and son.
It was Mike Shanahan who was afforded the privilege of presenting his son Kyle, the 49ers head coach, with the aforementioned Halas trophy. The father went for a high-five, but the son went right past it and hugged his dad.
In a season overflowing with memorable moments, it was an emotional one to be certain.
"I love that we keep it in the family and everything," Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said when asked about Kyle Shanahan's embrace of the franchise's history and seeing such former Niners legends as Steve Young, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice at games. "When those older players come back, just whether they talk to us or you just see them on the sidelines, having them around, it's cool. It just makes you realize the history of this organization and whenever you get that opportunity, it's great."
In addition to Shanahans calling the plays, both teams featured quarterbacks who backed up legends and won a pair of Super Bowls as reserves before getting their time to lead the Niners to the NFL pinnacle.
While Young bided his time behind Montana, Garoppolo bided his time behind Tom Brady in New England before being forced to wait longer for an injury to recover.
Each team boasted a sterling 13-3 record in the regular season and won the NFC West en route to garnering the NFC No. 1 seed. Their playoff journeys thereafter were similar, as well, with each team downing the sixth seed in the Divisional Round before besting the No. 2 seed in the NFC Championship Game.
Of course, the greatest accomplishment and the one that would forever link the 1994 49ers with the 2019 roster of red and gold remains to be determined by the latter.