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Adorable little girl finally gets puck from Connolly during warmups

Capitals forward rewards child's patience before Game 2 of series vs. Blue Jackets @NHLdotcom

Connolly gets young fan a puck

CBJ@WSH, Gm2: Connolly makes young fan's night

R1, Gm2: Brett Connolly makes sure a young girl gets a puck in pregame warmups after the first two tries end up in other fans' hands

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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.

Tweet from @Capitals: If at first you don't succeed... try, try, try again! #CapsJackets #ALLCAPS

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.

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