Colorado Avalanche fans haven’t had much to get excited about in the 2016-17 season, but on Friday night against the St. Louis Blues, one particular fan simply couldn’t contain his joy.
Tyson Jost, who signed an entry-level contract earlier in the week, stepped onto the ice last night as a member of the Avalanche for the very first time. If you happen to follow the Avalanche on Instagram, you already know that the organization was very excited for Jost’s NHL debut. But no one appeared to be more excited than Tyson’s loving grandfather, Jim.
As his grandson took to the ice for warmups, Jim Jost was quickly spotted in the crowd, shedding tears of joy as he sat with the rest of the Jost family. You might want to make sure you’ve got that box of tissues handy before watching the video below.
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It’s an emotional moment that hits you right in the feels, and it’s not even the first time we’ve seen Jim put on the waterworks. Tyson’s loving grandfather was also in attendance at the 2016 NHL Draft, where he wept as his grandson was drafted with the No. 10 selection.
“I embarrassed my kids all to hell,” Jim shared with NHL.com at the draft. “But, it’s a happy cry. This is so rewarding.”