Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin pulled off a heartwarming move this weekend.
A young man in a wheelchair was giving fist bumps to the 2018 Stanley Cup squad before they took the ice. Most players took a moment to recognize him, but Ovi went a step above and beyond.
The Russian-born forward gave the kid his stick. The young man couldn’t hide his excitement. Watch the awesome video below.
Alex Ovechkin is an absolute legend for this. pic.twitter.com/J3tzbsxIT1
— Yoni Mernick (@OriginalYoni) October 28, 2018
There are plenty of athletes who are chill people willing to give a kid a high five. I think most would, but it’s always great to see an athlete take it to the next level.
In the long run, that stick won’t even be missed by the Caps. They have a billion of them, but to that young man, he will never forget the moment an NHL legend handed it to him. (RELATED: The NHL Might Make A Major Rule Change About The Stanley Cup, And It’s Absolutely Tragic)
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Major props to Ovechkin.