Canadiens' Price comforts fan whose mom died

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price screen capture

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price screen capture

The video was shot at the Canadiens' morning skate ahead of their February 23 game against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.

She passed away last November at 45 years of age. Her death notice indicates that Anderson Whitehead was her only child.

Whitehead tells Global News that Anderson is now on vacation with his father, but "is thrilled with all the love he is getting".

At the end of the practice, while the players were walking off the ice, Price approached Anderson.

In a video originally posted to Facebook, a young fan named Anderson breaks down in tears while meeting Carey Price.

In the video, filmed at the Canadiens' practice before their February 23 game in Toronto, Price gives a long hug to a sobbing Anderson, who is wearing a Canadiens jersey with Price's No. 31.

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There is no doubt Anderson will remember this moment forever.

Price showed incredible kindness, going above and beyond by giving the youngster a big hug before handing him two goalie sticks, signing anything he wanted, and posing for photographs.

"I think everyone kinda teared up when they saw it".

'Want me to sign your jersey for you?' Price asked.

Tammy Whitehead, the 11-year-old boy's aunt, published a video of the meeting on Facebook, and by Friday morning it had been viewed 4.4 million times.

Kevin Whitehead said that their family was "touched" by the experience.

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