Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Silly..but it made her day.

A co-worker forwarded me a story about Edmonton Oiler Ryan Smyth granting the wish of a 101 year old female fan that wanted to run her hands thru his hair. Silly on so many levels but talk about simply making someone's day. If you really care you can read about it here. You hear so often of what jerks pro athletes can be its nice to see players making an effort to be "stars" in the eyes of kids. Recently I was watching a game on OLN and it had the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was the end of the game and the players were coming off the ice (TB was the visiting team) and the camera was shooting looking out from the hallway to the locker room out into the arena. Martin StLouis was coming off the ice and you see a young fan lean over the railing w/the Bolts hat waving. Martin stops and says hi. You can't hear the conversation but he drops his gloves, takes a marker and signs the kids hat. It was brief moment in time and I had nothing to do with it, but it makes you feel like some of these guys are "getting it". Of all people Ozzy Osbourne said it best "Be nice to everyone on the way up, cuz on the way down they will forget your name".


At Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:12:00 AM , Blogger Jenny G said...

That's a nice story. I love hockey players.


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