Is there anything more fearsome – and fearless – than a professional hockey player? The NHL is a brutal place, no doubt, what with all the checking, fighting, teeth getting knocked out and that crazy hard-rubber puck whizzing around at speeds that would get most drivers a hefty fine.
And then there's the Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle. Not saying that the Wild's center isn't tough, but a simple act of kindness from him will be enough to melt your heart. All he did was wave to a young boy in the stands, and what happens next would make even the toughest Gump Worsley all gooey inside:
The clip has gone viral. More than 1.8 million hits on YouTube after the NHL uploaded it on its web site and its YouTube channel.