Hockey players are used to taking some pretty hard hits. No matter how hard the cross-check, though, we'd like to think this young fan's pregame fist bump was the most impactful hit the Bruins felt the whole game.The Boston Globe has identified the fan as Liam Fitzgerald, an 8-year-old boy who has Down syndrome -- and a superhero-sized heart:
— Christine Fitzgerald (@cavannafitz) September 13, 2014
Though he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, young Liam beat the cancer over the following three-and-a-half years, and became a huge Bruins fan in the process, too.Here's a photo of him chatting with Bruins center Patrice Bergeron during Tuesday night's game:
— Christine Fitzgerald (@cavannafitz) November 5, 2014
Liam's fist bumps seem to have worked their magic: WCVB reports the Bruins beat the Panthers in overtime.
WATCH the young fan hand out fist bumps to hockey players, above.