McDavid encourages young leukemia patient who got his jersey for Christmas

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(Mike Chase/Twitter)
(Mike Chase/Twitter)

Christmas can always be a time of year that brings light to people’s lives. There’s not a lot that can match the excitement the holiday season can bring to children — even those facing really trying circumstances.

A perfect example of that came on Wednesday for four-year-old leukemia patient and number one Connor McDavid fan Owen. The Buffalo resident, who loves the Edmonton Oilers and their superstar for mysterious reasons, had a Christmas to remember when he received his hero’s jersey. It was taken to the next level when he got some encouragement from the man himself.

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The Oilers also made sure to chime in to wish Owen a Merry Christmas:


Little stories like this just go to show how much power athletes have to make magical memories for their fans. It may not take a lot of effort, but that doesn’t mean McDavid shouldn’t be commended.

In what’s likely a sea of Twitter mentions, the best hockey player on earth found a spot where he could make a little bit of a difference for someone — and he took the time to do it.

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