Got tissues nearby? Better go grab 'em ... 'cause Cody Bellinger started crying after winning the NL MVP award Thursday -- and he says it's all 'cause of a celebration hug with his dad!!!
"That's what made me emotional right there for sure," Bellinger said.
The LA Dodgers superstar had an unbelievable year in 2019 ... hitting 47 home runs with 115 RBIs while batting .305 -- and he earned the MVP award over Christian Yelich because of it.
When MLB Network had Cody on shortly after to talk about the honor ... the outfielder couldn't hide his emotions -- saying an embrace with his pops made him break down.
Don't make us cry, @Cody_Bellinger. pic.twitter.com/7vRsdBAJP6— MLB (@MLB) November 14, 2019
Don't make us cry, @Cody_Bellinger. pic.twitter.com/7vRsdBAJP6
"It's what you dream of, man," Bellinger said.
Of course, Cody and his dad, Clay, are SUPER tight ... Poppa Bellinger is a former MLB player who Cody has often credited for his ultra-successful baseball career.
Cody also had a bunch of other family and friends join him for the celebration ... and he called the whole moment, "pretty cool."
"It's absolutely incredible," Bellinger said ... "A little emotional. So, it's pretty cool."
WE'RE NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING!!!