St. Louis Blues superfan Laila Anderson has enjoyed quite a ride while inspiring her team to its first-ever Stanley Cup victory.
Despite Game 7 being in Boston, Anderson was there, and she didn’t just get to see the Blues win it all. She even got a moment with the Stanley Cup, and fittingly, her buddy Colton Parayko helped her give the Stanley Cup a kiss.
This completes quite the ride for the 11-year-old, who’s battling a rare disease called HLH. Anderson’s had a bobblehead made in her image, and even had the chance to pump the team and the crowd before Game 3 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final in St. Louis.
The NHL posted wonderful footage of the moment on Twitter:
While PHT’s own Sean Leahy was on the ice to capture the moment:
Even if your team didn’t win it all this season – even if you root for the Bruins – it’s hard not to feel happy for Laila Anderson. Really, moments like these are what it’s all about.
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