Jake Allen’s rebound week included adorable interaction with 5-year-old kid

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So, good luck finding a cuter story than this one, at least in the hockey/non-dog videos division.

St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen‘s struggles have been no secret, but he got a spark from an inspirational letter from a five-year-old named Mason Gilbert. It meant enough to Allen – who has responded strongly after Ken Hitchcock’s firing, culminating with being named the second star of last week – that he invited Mason to Blues practice.

The results were predictably adorable.

Allen meeting with Mason should put a smile on your face:

Even better? The contents of the actual letter.

NHL.com transcribed Mason’s message to Jake:

Dear Jake Allen, you are my favorite player. I hope you win tonight. I know you can do it. You’re a great goalie. Love, Mason. I’m five years old.

Dawww. Along with meeting with Mason, Allen also sent a message to Mason in a very cool way.

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