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B's Visited Children's Hospital on Valentine's Day

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON – On Monday, Feb. 14, Boston Bruins players Tyler Seguin and Adam McQuaid spent their Valentine’s Day visiting with pediatric care patients at Children’s Hospital Boston. 

McQuaid & Seguin at Children's Hospital Boston.
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“We got a pretty warm welcome here," said McQuaid. "[It’s nice] just to give the kids the chance to take their mind off what is going on here, and just bring a little excitement to their day." 

The two rookies spent time decorating cookies and coloring valentines with patients in an activity room decorated with Bruins and Valentine’s Day themed balloons.

“It’s actually a lot of fun," said Seguin. "I can’t remember the last time I colored. And I had some help from the little kids and it was a good experience already so far."

After the pair brushed up on their arts and craft skills and enjoyed some heart-shaped sugar cookies, the B’s made rounds to visit patients in their individual rooms.

“Anything I can do to come in and put a smile on their faces for these events and holidays feels good,” Seguin said. 

The visit, which included Seguin and McQuaid distributing autographed valentines and Bruins goody-bags to the kids, put some things into perspective for two of the B’s youngest players.

“It just makes you appreciate what you have," said McQuaid. "Your health is one of the biggest things

"We lose two games to Detroit, obviously we’re not happy, but then you come here and it gives you a little different perspective.

“There are people who are going through difficult things in their lives right now.”

Seguin agreed.

“It really brings you back to reality," he said. "There’s more than hockey to life, you feel so grateful for what you have and you want to come in here and help these kids smile as much as you can.

“They’re going through a lot right now and we really just want to make their day.”

---Hannah Becker
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