“Everything Just Went Back to Normal”: Heartwarming Gesture by NHL Goalie Leaves Fans Saluting His Consistent Kindness

Published 01/17/2023, 3:43 PM EST

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 Any sport is incomplete without the loud cheering and love of fans. While some fans develop a liking for the sport, others fall deeply in love with the players. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that some fans are just obsessed with players. So obsessed that the mere memory of the star can affect their mood. A similar obsession for NHL goalkeeper Carey Price was recently seen. However, this time the player reciprocated the love for his fan. 

A recent video call of the Montreal Canadien’s goaltender is becoming a matter of discussion across different platforms. The Facebook post by Hockey Night in Canada revealed that the call was not just an ordinary fan interaction. The goaltender was seen talking to a die-heart fan, a woman who was a cancer patient. 

NHL star Carey Price video calls a cancer patient


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Shirley Wischee Moar has been diagnosed with brain tumors. The Cree woman from Quebec is going through the most difficult phase of her life. However, her favorite team’s goalie made sure that she had a big smile on her face. In a 10-minute video call, Price made sure that the woman forgot about her struggles and felt good. 


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According to the reports by CBC News, the 35-year-old further motivated the woman to keep her spirit high and believe in the process. The generous nature of the call, received appreciation from all across the country. 

Fans give their two cents on the interaction


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Fans couldn’t get enough of the video and expressed their feeling and concern for the lady. A fan acknowledged the compassionate nature of Montreal’s team. “Carey is a very caring person! So compassionate!” she wrote. Another fan wished for Shirley’s health and applauded Price’s step. “What a beautiful human being Carey Price is! Wishing you the best Shirley Moar” he wrote. 

Another fan brought up the underlying impact of this deed on the patient. “Shirley will never forget what Carry Price did for her…a little light in her life and I’m sure it was a bright light.”, they wrote. Price’s call has set a new example of how a small act by the stars can prove to be the biggest motivation for their fans. 


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Written by:

Shivam Sharma


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Shivam Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, he has previously worked as a writer and an anchor for Navbharat Today, penning down and explaining issues around sports, politics, and international relations. He is an admirer of Virat Kohli for the passion that he brings to the field.
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Anupama Ghosh