Carey Value made the NHL Awards an awfully particular night time for one younger boy.
Earlier this 12 months, a clip of the Montreal Canadiens goalie’s emotional encounter with 11-year-old Anderson Whitehead went viral.
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Anderson’s mom Laura McKay handed away from breast most cancers final November however had promised him she would assist him meet his idol, Value.
On the NHL Awards on Wednesday night time in Las Vegas, Anderson was available to be honoured together with each hockey fan touched by most cancers with a donation of $100,000 towards Hockey Fights Most cancers.
With Anderson up on stage, there was one other shock ready. A video message from Value, who stated, “Your mom was a particular individual, and sharing that second with you was one thing that I’ll all the time keep in mind for the remainder of my life.”
However then, in one more shock, Value interrupted himself and disappeared from the digicam, solely to seem moments later there on stage.
He went to embrace Anderson, who was overcome with emotion, crying as he obtained phrases of assist from Value and cheers from the viewers.
Value additionally offered Anderson with a jersey and a query: “Do you wish to received to the All-Star Sport subsequent 12 months?”
“Sure,” Anderson answered, and the 2 hugged as soon as extra.
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There was hardly a dry eye in Vegas, or for viewers watching at residence.