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Blues superfan Anderson surprised with Stanley Cup ring

Steen, Parayko arrive with special delivery of custom-made jewelry

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Laila's surprise

Steen, Parayko surprise Laila

Alexander Steen and Colton Parayko surprised Laila by delivering a Stanley Cup championship ring to her front door

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Laila Anderson is a Stanley Cup champion, and she's got the ring to prove it.

The St. Louis Blues superfan received her championship ring from special friends and Blues players Alexander Steen and Colton Parayko, who showed up at her house to personally deliver the jewelry Tuesday.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: A special gift from her boys - thank you Laila for being such an inspiration during our #StanleyCup run. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/4Zlu1Xuwjb

Anderson has a rare and life-threatening inflammatory syndrome, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and became an inspiration to the Blues during their run to the Stanley Cup. She went viral after the Blues posted a video of her crying for joy upon learning she'd be attending a Blues Stanley Cup Playoff game. She attended six home postseason games and was on the ice after the Blues won the Cup in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston.

Steen and Parayko befriended Anderson before the rest of the Blues got to know her last spring, which is why she wasn't tipped off when they arrived at her home in Des Peres, Missouri. But she was shocked and moved to tears when she opened the box and saw her custom Cup ring, complete with 282 diamonds and more than 50 sapphires, with "Play Gloria" stamped on the back.

Then she sealed her special ring with a kiss.

The heartwarming moment caught the attention of hockey fans everywhere, including Andy Cohen, the St. Louis native, actor, TV producer and Blues fan.

Tweet from @Andy: I���m not crying, you are! @hodakotb here���s your boost for tomorrow!!! @TODAYshow https://t.co/S1d5RGO3Sc

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