- Washington Capitals wing Brett Connolly earned praise for getting a young fan a puck before a game.
- Connolly twice threw pucks over the glass to a little girl, only for two boys to get the pucks instead.
- On a third attempt, Connolly finally got the puck to the little girl, and she reacted excitedly at getting a souvenir.
Washington Capitals wing Brett Connolly earned praise with a great display of etiquette when he relentlessly insisted a little girl got a souvenir before his playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
During warmups, Connolly tossed a puck over the glass toward a little girl sitting up against the glass, but a young boy next to her got the puck instead.
The little girl seemed dejected.
Connolly then skated back, picked up another puck, and tossed it over the glass – only to have another fan pick it up.
Finally, Connolly made a third trip for a puck, took a few tries to get it over the glass, and then successfully got the puck to her, making her night.
The sports world reacted with love toward Connolly’s gesture.
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) April 16, 2018
Brett Connolly of the Caps is a hero. He could see the little girl robbed, bereft and sad. What a guy. https://t.co/bayoXCQofx
— Heather Mallick (@HeatherMallick) April 16, 2018
— Brian Fitzgerald ???? (@BryFitz) April 16, 2018
Watch the entire video below:
Show this video to every proathlete today pic.twitter.com/bU6Iuls9jA
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 16, 2018