Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie was signing autographs and taking photos for fans after his training camp session Sunday.
That’s when he noticed reader Gene Wu and his five-year-old son Marcus, who are regulars at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The tiny Caps fan looked sad so Oshie, a father of two adorable girls himself, took Marcus for a lap around the rink on top of his shoulders.
I can report that Marcus enjoyed the ride.
What a guy #CapsCamp pic.twitter.com/vT0UGWlqG9
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In a message, Gene told us the whole story.
So we were at our regular spot near the locker room and media area. We wanted to say “hi” and take pictures with the players.
TJ came over and asked why Marcus looked so sad. He had tears down his face. I told TJ because Marcus’s great grandmother is about to pass away. TJ asked if Marcus wanted a picture with him on his shoulders.
Initially Marcus said no so TJ went ahead and started taking pictures and signing autographs with other fans.
In the end, Marcus decided to go ahead and get on TJ’s shoulders. After TJ picked him up, he started asking Marcus if he wanted to go for a ride.
Marcus said okay so TJ skated him around the practice rink real quick and give him back to me.
It was so sweet of him to do that.
Meanwhile, go ahead and melt looking at the below photo from Gene.
Photo: Gene Wu
Here is the video from dad’s perspective.
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