VIDEO: Jordin Tootoo makes young boy's day by giving away stick
Jordin Tootoo took the time to say hi to a young fan and give away his stick in AHL Grand Rapids' finale, leading to one happy, laughing boy.
Sometimes the smallest gestures can go a long ways.
Jordin Tootoo was a bit of a fan favorite when he was in Nashville with the Predators, a guy who did right by the fans. He's still doing that with the Grand Rapids Griffins (Red Wings affiliate) in the AHL.
Following the pregame skate in the team's season finale last week, Tootoo came off the ice to head to the dressing room. On his way there, a young boy was standing on the bench to greet Tootoo as he walked by. Happy to see the forward, the boy exclaimed "Tootoo!" and reached out. Tootoo stopped, said hi to his new friend and gave the boy his stick.
The boy's reaction was simply priceless. Just look at that smile. And that laugh, it's almost maniacal and evil in a way but is so dang infectious, a laugh of pure joy. You can't help but smile. With one small gesture, Tootoo made somebody's day.
Hockey players still rule.
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