Carey Price consoles young fan who lost mom to cancer

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Warning: Get your box of tissues ready.

Watching athletes make a young fan’s day never gets old. The reaction is always special to watch, but this meeting between 11-year-old Anderson Whitehead and Carey Price will pull at your heartstrings.

It’s been a sad few months for Anderson and his family. His mother, Laura McKay, was battling cancer when she promised him that she’d do everything she could to arrange for him to meet his hockey idol. Unfortunately, she passed away before she could get her son to meet Price.

“Through some very kind and generous friends, we were able to arrange a visit to the (Canadiens) morning skate,” Anderson’s aunt, Tammy Whitehead, posted on Facebook.

“Words cannot describe how much this meant to Anderson and we are forever grateful to this wonderful man.”

Not only does Price take the time to talk to his young fan and sign a bunch of autographs, he also made sure to give him a hug.

Here’s the full video:

That’s just awesome. Good on Price for going the extra mile to make Anderson’s dream come true.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.