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Capitals’ Braden Holtby, wife rescue kitten holed up in bridge

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and wife Brandi currently are riding out the coronavirus pandemic with their two children at their home in Virginia.

During a walk on Monday night, the couple came across a frightened kitten holed up in a bridge. With the help of some strangers, the couple managed to coax the kitten out of the hole.

Brandi Holtby chronicled the makeshift rescue operation in a series of tweets from the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.

Given these strange and uncertain times, Brandi Holtby is absolutely correct that finding a little happiness in our social media timelines is indeed a welcome distraction from what’s going on in the world.

Kudos to the Holtbys for their successful kitten rescue operation. Braden obviously would prefer it if he were between the pipes in the midst of a playoff run with the Capitals, who were sitting atop the Metropolitan Division when the NHL shut down, instead of rescuing a kitten. That said, a good deed always merits praise, irrespective of the strange circumstances.

What’s more, the fact that this story amounts to NHL news at this point is a sobering reminder of what’s transpired over the past several months.