Video: San Jose Sharks make an incredible gesture to teenage fan with life-threatening heart condition 8 years ago

Video: San Jose Sharks make an incredible gesture to teenage fan with life-threatening heart condition

This is going to hit you right in the feels folks; we think there’s something in our eye.

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18-year old Sam Tageson has been a fan of ice-hockey team San Jose Sharks for as long as he can remember and on Tuesday they were able to give something back through an incredible gesture with the help of the Make a Wish Foundation.

Sam, who suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a life-threatening heart condition, spent the entire day with his heroes as they prepared for a clash with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, starting with a media event that covered him signing an official one-day contract with the Sharks right through to him coming out onto the ice with the rest of the team at the SAP Center prior to the game.

As well as being a memorable day for Tageson, it also marked the first time in franchise history anyone other than an active player has joined the team on the ice and when Tageson was afforded a special reception by the crowd having been shown on the big screen just after the puck drop, his emotions got the better of him and he couldn’t help but shed a few tears.

If we’re honest, we nearly shed a couple ourselves after watching the footage of what must be an unforgettable day for Tageson thanks to a truly brilliant gesture from his beloved team.

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A classy, classy touch.

Video via YouTube/NHL