GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Griffins forward Jordin Tootoo's act of kindness toward a young fan is warming the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people, thanks to a viral video.
During last Friday's pregame warm ups at Van Andel Arena, Tootoo gave his hockey stick to five year-old Camden Smith.
Smith was elated and video of his reaction has gone viral, with over 800,000 views on YouTube. ESPN also picked up the story.
WZZM 13 spoke with Camden and his family about the experience.
"He not only high-fived him, he gave him the stick. That's when he started doing his little dance, did his little smile. He was having lots of fun with it," said Camden's grandfather Perry Brown.
Tootoo and the Griffins will play this Friday in the playoff run up to the Calder Cup.