Magic moment as T.J. Oshie surprises heartbroken 5-year-old fan

Monday July 6th, 2015

Many folks in St. Louis were distraught to learn that fan favorite T.J. Oshie had been dealt to the Capitals on July 3. But no one took the news quite as hard as Libby Lu. The five-year-old Oshie super-fan went into full meltdown when she learned that her hero was gone, and a heartbreaking video capturing the moment went viral.

Of course this being hockey, the story didn’t end there.

Libby and her father were invited on SportsCenter over the weekend to discuss the video. What she didn’t know was that Oshie himself would join in on the fun.

Given the chance to ask her hero any question, she went for the obvious: “Do you have a swimming pool?” Her hard-hitting follow-up: “Does it have a diving board?”

She didn’t have much to say after that—hey, she’s five, she’s allowed to be shy—but it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of the moment. Good on T.J. And good for Washington, which appears to have won over the affections of one young fan for the upcoming season.


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