Patience is a virtue and short arms are a disadvantage when reaching for high things. We're pretty sure that's how those sayings go.
Both were on full display for one little girl trying to get her hands on a souvenir puck during warmups before the Washington played the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference First Round on Sunday.
Thanks to Brett Connolly and the little girl displaying a patience beyond her years, there was a happy ending to this tale.
Connolly spotted the young fan, clad in an Alex Ovechkin jersey, during warmups and tried to toss her a puck. But it was caught and given to another child with a longer reach. The same thing happened the second time Connolly attempted.
The disappointment on the young girl's face was quite visible, until the Capitals forward went and gathered a third puck off the ice, this time getting it to the intended recipient (albeit after a couple of tries that didn't clear the glass).
After Connolly finally got it there, the girl jumped for joy and let out a smile that could've lit up Capital One Arena.