by Tony on 04/13/11 at 01:38 PM ET
From the Lisbon, OH Morning Journal’s Samantha Cresanto:
Many of our locals know Kyle. As a family, we don’t ever go to the grocery store, the gas station, or out to dinner without running into someone who knows and warmly greets my brother. We’ve even been in airports, hundreds of miles away and even in another country, where we’ve run into people who shout from afar, “Kyle!” and then run up to give him a hug and ask how he is.
However, Sidney Crosby is not someone I would expect to stop Kyle on the street. But he did.
Sidney Crosby actually pulled up behind my family and me in the parking lot adjacent to the Consol Energy Center and asked, from his vehicle, who the young man in front of me was. I did manage, after a brief moment of awe, to introduce him to Kyle, and proceeded to ask Kyle if he knew who this man in the suit and tie was. (The two are only a year apart in age). Kyle - being Kyle - squealed with happiness and did a dance in his wheelchair in confirmation. From there, Crosby offered Kyle an autographed picture of himself, made casual conversation - asking how many games Kyle attends, where Kyle is from - and even got out of his car to take a picture with his young fan. And if ever we were wondering what made him stop, he did offer, “Well, I saw you were wearing my shirt, so”
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