Last week, seven-year-old leukaemia patient Alyx Delaloye stole the hearts of Winnipeg Jets fans when she appeared on the team’s jumbotron with a sign that read: “Chemo by day…Jets by night!” This week, she returned to the arena to thank them and received an unexpected, heartwarming gift.
Nine-year-old Keaton Hamin, another young Jets’ fan, was given a signed stick by Winnipeg Jets’ player Tyler Myers and right away decided to give it to the girl.
“”I just felt bad for her that she had cancer,” Keaton said to CTV News. “And I asked my dad, ‘Dad, can I go give the stick to Alyx?'”
Leaping up the stairs, Keaton handed the hockey stick to an unsuspecting Alyx and it was all caught on the jumbotron. Slightly shocked and a little shy, the two hugged it out. Aw!
The two kids will be attending a hockey game together very soon and it’s not far-fetched to say that they just might become best of friends in the near future.
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