You and momma are going to Game 7.
Go pack a bag!
We leave at 9 a.m.
That's what the note said - you know, the one that sent 11-year old Jayden Linden into a yelling, screaming (and cussing) frenzy.
The video took the hockey world by storm on Monday, collecting nearly half a million views across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram just one day before the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars would meet to decide which team will advance to the Western Conference Final.
Jayden and his mom, Lindsay, boarded a plane Monday and arrived in St. Louis 12 hours later. They live in Grande Praire, Alberta, and first flew to Edmonton and then to Minneapolis before finally landing in St. Louis around 10 p.m. Monday.
"I was so nervous when I wrote that note," Lindsay told stlouisblues.com. "I usually plan trips a year in advance."
It turns out that Lindsay is the goddaughter of Rick and Carol Schwartz. Their son Jaden, of course, is tearing it up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with eight goals entering Tuesday's Game 7.
"We're farmers, so normally we could never leave home right now," Lindsay said. "But it snowed back home on the weekend, so I knew the weather was bad and we could leave. So I told my husband, maybe I should go to St. Louis and take (Jayden to the game). We thought about it for an hour, and Rick said he could probably get tickets, so we booked the flight and booked the hotel. That's how it happened."
"I was shocked," Jayden said Tuesday. "I thought I was dreaming. It's too hard to even mention. It was the best second of my life."
Jayden's shock was in full display in the video, which ends with a few words that had to be bleeped out.
"He doesn't usually swear, he doesn't," Lindsay said. "One of his teachers messaged me that they thought the video was more hilarious because it was so out of character for him."
After the video went viral, the Blues invited Jayden to watch the morning skate before Game 7.
"It's too hard to say how excited I am," Jayden added. "I'm just so happy to be here."