Hockey Player Helps Young Girl Get Puppy for Her Birthday

A little girl will soon be joining the wonderful world of pet ownership thanks to hockey player Cam Atkinson.

The girl was caught on video (scroll down to watch) at the Columbus Blue Jackets game in Columbus, Ohio, on January 25, holding up a sign that read, “Dad said if 13 scores on my birthday, we get a dog,” referring to Atkinson who wears the number 13. The Columbus Blue Jackets player came through at the end of the first quarter, scoring a goal. He went on to score another two goals, leading the Blue Jackets to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 5–2.

The girl's dad, Brian Wright, Tweeted that he’d make good on his promise.

Of course, we encourage the family to do their research and find the right breed for their lifestyle before selecting a puppy.

Atkinson, however, was concerned about another important detail, according to this Tweet by sports reporter Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:

Wright replied that he'd grant that wish as well:

See the video:


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