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.
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.