Not all heroes wear capes.
Some wear masks.
For evidence of this, I’ll refer you to the story that St. Louis broadcaster Kelly Chase shared Wednesday on Twitter:
— Kelly Chase (@Chasenpucks39) December 20, 2017
Chase, who’s in Calgary in preparation for tonight’s Flames-Blues game, witnessed goaltender Mike Smith help a fellow man in need.
“Just watched Mike Smith jump out of his truck in the snow and help a man in a wheelchair cross the street,” Chase tweeted at 12:29 pm. “Cause that’s what hockey players do.”
Smith, who is a fiery competitor on the ice for the Flames, proved that he has a good heart. He proved he’s a Good Samaritan too.
This story comes less than two months after Alex Ovechkin gave his coat to a homeless man in Edmonton.
In an age where pro athletes make millions – Smith will collect $4.25 million this season – fans can sometimes be skeptical about the character of the players they watch. It’s nice to know that Calgary’s goaltender is someone to be proud of.