Anderson Whitehead is an 11-year old who appeared in a viral video in February. In the video, Whitehead meets his hero, Montreal Canadiens goaltender and NHL superstar Carey Price. Whitehead’s mother passed away from cancer shortly before the meeting.
This is everything â this young fan, Anderson, met his idol @CP0031, after his mother passed away due to cancer. She had promised him that she would do everything in her power to help the two meet and it happened. This right here is hockey. #OurGreatGame— NHL (@NHL) March 1, 2019
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Whitehead walked away with a lot of signed hickey gear and a memory that would last a lifetime. But there was more to come. Anderson got to attend the NHL awards in Price’s place, as he was busy at the time. He sends Anderson a heartfelt video message and the crowd goes wild, but there’s still one more surprise.
June 20, 2019
Price made the awards after all! He gives the super fan another jersey and an invitation to next years all-star game. Talk about a dream come true!
Carey Price is a role model. What he’s done for Anderson, who lost his mother due to cancer is truly special. You might dislike the Habs, you might get frustrated with Carey from time to time, but you can’t deny that he’s one of kindest and socially active players in the NHL.— Josh Tessler (@JoshTessler_) June 20, 2019
Fans tweeted through teary eyes their support of the star’s actions. It really shows that celebrities really can make a difference in the lives of their dedicated fans.