Any fan who has ever had the misfortune of rooting for the losing team in a Game 7 knows just how devastating the hours that follow the loss can be. Most people can't even muster the strength to talk to their closest friends and relatives, choosing instead to sit in silence.
Chances are that Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich, who scored the only Washington goal in its Game 7 loss on Wednesday, wasn't exactly feeling peppy on his drive home from the Verizon Center.
Yet Laich spotted a car in distress on that drive, and, still wearing his suit, hopped out of his car to help.
"He was like an angel, I'm telling you," Mary Ann Wangemann, a Capitals fan who attended the game with her daughter, told The Washington Post. "Can't say enough nice things about him."
According to Wangemann, Laich spent a good amount of time changing a flat tire, and he even apologized for the Capitals' inability to win their series. Wangemann said she didn't know how to thank him properly.
"I'm sure you'll do something nice for someone in the future," Laich told her.