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- In a post-game interview after winning the Stanley Cup, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie paid an emotional tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease.
- “He doesn’t remember a lot of stuff these days . . . but this one will stick with him forever,” Oshie said of his Father.
- Photos of Oshie holding the Stanley Cup with his father later spread on social media, as did many posts expressing how moved people were by Oshie’s words.
After the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history on Thursday night, Capitals forward shared some emotional words about just how much the moment meant to him and to his father, who is currently battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Later, Oshie got the opportunity to share moment with his father in person.
A picture worth a thousand words. TJ Oshie lifts the Stanley cup with his father who is battling alzheimer's pic.twitter.com/TJSPtrQer8
— HockeyPerks® (@HockeyPerks) June 8, 2018
Alex Ovechkin is a great story, but this might be our favourite moment from last night. TJ Oshie hands the Stanley Cup to his Dad.
"He has Alzheimer's, and he forgets a lot of things, but you bet your ass he's going to remember this."
— CJAY 92 (@CJAY92) June 8, 2018
And naturally, people on social media expressed how moved they were by Oshie’s comments.
TJ Oshie said of his dad, who is in the crowd, "He has Alzheimer's, and he forgets a lot of things, but you bet your ass he's going to remember this." And Oshie said sorry at the end of the interview for getting emotional. That was really beautiful.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 8, 2018
What genuine emotion from TJ Oshie…you got my eyes watery.
— James Cybulski (@JamesCybulski) June 8, 2018