Washington Capitals player gives a heartfelt tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer's disease, after winning the Stanley Cup
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- In a post-game interview after winning the Stanley Cup, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie paid an emotional tribute to his father, who is battling Alzheimer's disease.
- "He doesn't remember a lot of stuff these days . . . but this one will stick with him forever," Oshie said of his Father.
- Photos of Oshie holding the Stanley Cup with his father later spread on social media, as did many posts expressing how moved people were by Oshie's words.
After the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history on Thursday night, Capitals forward shared some emotional words about just how much the moment meant to him and to his father, who is currently battling Alzheimer's disease.
Later, Oshie got the opportunity to share moment with his father in person.
And naturally, people on social media expressed how moved they were by Oshie's comments.
A picture worth a thousand words. TJ Oshie lifts the Stanley cup with his father who is battling alzheimer's pic.twitter.com/TJSPtrQer8- HockeyPerks® (@HockeyPerks) June 8, 2018
Alex Ovechkin is a great story, but this might be our favourite moment from last night. TJ Oshie hands the Stanley Cup to his Dad.- CJAY 92 (@CJAY92) June 8, 2018
"He has Alzheimer's, and he forgets a lot of things, but you bet your ass he's going to remember this."
-Jesse & JD #ALLCAPS #JesseAndJD #CJAY92 pic.twitter.com/6upQuTWqpP
TJ Oshie said of his dad, who is in the crowd, "He has Alzheimer's, and he forgets a lot of things, but you bet your ass he's going to remember this." And Oshie said sorry at the end of the interview for getting emotional. That was really beautiful.- Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) June 8, 2018
What genuine emotion from TJ Oshie...you got my eyes watery.- James Cybulski (@JamesCybulski) June 8, 2018
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