Autistic Sharks Fan Meets the Team
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
Truly touching story that shows why hockey people are the bestest people. Go Sharks!
It wasn’t just a boy meeting his sports heroes. It was so much more. Ryan was engaging, and engaged. He wasn’t intimidated. He wasn’t shy. He conversed with the players. He called them by their nicknames, as hockey players do. Indeed, Ryan was more comfortable and socially outgoing with a team of NHL players than he sometimes is with his peers.
Of course he was comfortable. He was among his people — hockey people. It was beautiful. It was magic.