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Little kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick is beyond adorable (video)

During a recent Grand Rapids Griffins game, Jordin Tootoo made the day of a young fan by giving him his stick as he exited the ice following a pregame skate.

Tootoo, currently toiling in the minor leagues as a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate after a long stint with the Nashville Predators before making some appearances with the Wings for some games over the past two seasons, isn’t letting the fact that he’s not up competing in the NHL prevent him from playing the role of superstar, at least in this young boy’s eyes.

Watch the thrill the boy experiences as Tootoo says, “What’s up buddy?” before handing the boy his stick and telling the wee lad, “It’s all yours.”

Awesome. Even better? There’s no grown ass man able to interfere with the hand0ff and prevent the proper transfer of stick from player to fan. That’s nice.

Ah, the unspoiled, wide-eyed joy of being a young sports fan. Young Chicago Cubs fans, of course, being excluded from this kind of innocent, unbridled sense of wonder and happiness.

(GIF via For the Win)