Carmelo Anthony gets a surprise hug from a determined little fan

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Carmello Anthony probably just looked like he needed a hug.

Bleacher Report captured a video of a kid racing onto the court Monday, in the middle of the New York Knicks playing the New Orleans Pelicans. The little fan sped right into Knicks' power forward Carmelo Anthony's arms. 

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All this kid wanted was the quickest of embraces before receiving a tap on the head from Anthony. The sharp kid swiftly saw the approaching referee and looked ready to head back into the stands.

But hey, it was probably worth it for the child to have the memory — and now he has the Vine to boot.