After Alex Ovechkin’s latest act of kindness goes viral, thankful mom says her son will never forget that moment
Alex Ovechkin’s generosity was celebrated this week after the Washington Capitals captain gave two sticks away Saturday in the Capitals’ game against Calgary.
In each case, the simple act was touching, not just for its kindness, but also for the pure joy it elicited from each child when they were surprised with a stick from their hero. The video of Ovechkin giving his second stick to a young boy in a wheelchair named Aydin reached far beyond the hockey world, tallying more than eight million views. The President of the United States’ son, Eric Trump, even retweeted the video.
The young boy’s mother, Aneela, tweeted about the big impact Ovechkin’s small gesture had on her son.