A son was so proud of his father that he broke down in tears of joy.
While taking on the Dallas Stars in Game 7 of the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs, St. Louis Blues left winger Pat Maroon scored the game-winning goal in double overtime that sent his team to the Western Conference Final.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 8, 2019
His team wrote of his determination:
Do or die. Pat Maroon chooses do.
But while Maroon’s game-winning goal was impressive, his 10-year-old son, Anthony, stole the spotlight with his reaction to his father’s accomplishment.
The video of Maroon’s son in tears has been watched over 65,000 times.
Everyone remembers when Maroon broke down while talking about his son watching him tie a game 2 years ago. But watching lil rig break down after watching his dad score a GM7 OT winner is even more emotional. pic.twitter.com/NT5gG0Mbgn
— Jordan Elford (@Flelford) May 8, 2019
That is just unbelievably sweet.
— Sarah Brecht (@sarahdara82) May 8, 2019
As the Twitter user who shared the video explained, this isn’t the first time Maroon and Anthony have cried for each other.
Two years ago, Maroon got emotional after seeing his son react to a goal he scored while playing at home:
Ironically, Maroon, who was playing for the Edmonton Oilers at the time, had defeated the St. Louis Blues:
“It’s pretty cool, pretty emotional. It’s pretty cool, but I don’t get to see him as much, and it’s pretty special.”
The father-son duo met up in the team’s locker room shortly after his dad scored the game-winner.
Pat Maroon and his 10-year old son Anthony celebrating in the dressing room. pic.twitter.com/sKzXVHVIKW
— Charlie Marlow (@CharlieMarlow_) May 8, 2019
The pair posed for pictures and shared a big embrace.