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Wallner: Griffins’ Jordin Tootoo made Camden Smith’s favorite hockey stick even better

"Awww," warp factor ten. The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that Jordin Tootoo penned an even happier ending to the viral video which took the hockey world by storm(!) thanks to a kind gesture prior to the Griffins' 3-2 win last night:

Camden Smith, a 5-year-old from Lowell who got a dream gift from hockey veteran Jordin Tootoo last month, received a surprise follow-up.

Tootoo, a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins, met Smith before a playoff game on Wednesday, May 14, and signed a stick he gave the youth April 19 in a video captured by the AHL team that went viral with more than two million views.

Smith, unaware that his favorite player was coming, squealed “Tootoo!” as the forward arrived to the team’s locker room - just as he did when he first received the gift on April 19.

The first video went like this...

Then things got...dusty.

And WOOD TV posted an interview with young Camden and his dad this morning (beware, auto-play clip), but it's so overloaded that it's not working.

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stonehands-78's avatar

Great story!

Good for both Camden and Tootoo.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/15/14 at 01:27 PM ET

gowings's avatar

Such simple things….that is just beautiful to watch…..

Posted by gowings from MTL on 05/15/14 at 02:32 PM ET

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