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Girardi's son celebrates 8th birthday, pumps up crowd, joins dad on ice

'Thunder Kid' job comes on a special day for Landon Girardi @NHLdotcom

Girardi's memorable gift to son

NYR@TBL: Girardi plans unforgettable gift to son

Landon Girardi pumps up the crowd and joins the Lightning pregame as he celebrates his birthday present from his dad, Dan Girardi

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Landon Girardi isn't going to forget his 8th birthday.

On Thursday night, the son of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi was the "Thunder Kid" before a game against the New York Rangers at Amalie Arena.

Landon got to skate out to center ice with the glowing hockey stick to introduce his dad's team before warmups.

After a line full of high fives with the team, Landon was allowed to skate to the blue line and stand next to his dad for the playing of the national anthem.

When Landon met his old man out there, he had quite a big hug for him.

Best. Birthday. Ever.

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