Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price did something pretty incredible for a huge young fan of his who recently had his mother pass away from cancer.
Price should now have millions of new fans, even if hockey isn’t your thing, because what he did was so special.
The fan’s mom’s dying wish last year was for her son, Anderson, to get to meet Price some day. That moment happened this week in Toronto, as the two shared an emotional moment after the team’s morning skate.
Anderson’s aunt shared this note on Facebook:
I wanted to share this video of my nephew Anderson, meeting his idol, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. Last year as Anderson’s mom was dying of cancer she promised she would do everything she could to make his dream come true. Unfortunately, she passed away before that could happen but through some very kind and generous friends we were able to arrange a visit to the morning skate. As you can see in the video, Carey Price was a class act not only giving Anderson two signed sticks, a signed puck, signing his jersey and mini stick but he also gave him the biggest hug. Words cannot describe how much this meant to Anderson and we are forever grateful to this wonderful man.
The video is now making the rounds around the internet and for good reason – it’s so darn touching.
This is everything – this young fan, Anderson, met his idol @CP0031, after his mother passed away due to cancer. She had promised him that she would do everything in her power to help the two meet and it happened. This right here is hockey. #OurGreatGame
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– NHL (@NHL) March 1, 2019
Carey Price. What a good dude.
By: Andy Nesbitt