Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has a big heart, and it appears he proved that once again this weekend with a random act of kindness.
According to the Twitter of an Edmonton cafe, the Russian machine gave his winter jacket and a hat to a homeless man he saw on the street.
We saw The Alex Ovechkin take off his winter jacket and hat and give it to a homeless man he passed on the street. Wow! #gooddeeds
— The Sequel Cafe (@TheSequelCafe) October 27, 2017
As of 9:30 PM, the tweet began to go viral collecting over 175 retweets and 290 favorites in the three hours after it had been posted. The cafe is just under a mile away from Rogers Place, where the Capitals will be playing the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night.
I called The Sequel Cafe Friday evening for more information but only got their voicemail. The restaurant is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM and is closed for the rest of the weekend.
I also messaged both Alex Ovechkin’s agent and a Capitals representative asking for confirmation but did not receive a response before the time of publication.
10/28 update: Ovechkin confirmed that he did so through a text message exchange with wife Nastya Ovechkina.
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