Two signed sticks, signed jersey and ‘the biggest hug. … Words cannot express,’ the boy’s aunt wrote, ‘how much this meant.’
“Do you want me to sign your jersey for you,” would have been enough for young Anderson, meeting his idol, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.
But that offer after being handed a couple of signed sticks and a long, long hug? Well, we’ll let Anderson’s aunt, Tammy Whitehead, say what it meant to her and her family, in this Facebook video post that is making the rounds on social media.
“I wanted to share this video of my nephew Anderson, meeting his idol, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens,” she wrote in a post published last Saturday morning, before the Habs ended up losing to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
“Last year as Anderson’s mom was dying of cancer she promised she would do everything she could to make his dream come true. Unfortunately, she passed away before that could happen but through some very kind and generous friends we were able to arrange a visit to the morning skate.
“As you can see in the video, Carey Price was a class act not only giving Anderson two signed sticks, a signed puck, signing his jersey and mini stick but he also gave him the biggest hug. Words cannot describe how much this meant to Anderson and we are forever grateful to this wonderful man.”