The Detroit Red Wings are off to a great start to the season and won their third game of fives played against the Anaheim Ducks last night. Dylan Larkin opened the scoring with just two minutes played, and although the Ducks equalized with just 5:31 on the clock, the Red Wings scored four answered goals to win the game 5-1.
But during the game, something completely different than the result went viral. The camera panned to reporter Emily Kaplan during ESPN’s broadcast, standing on the Red Wings bench.
Just behind her sat Alex Nedeljkovic, reserve goalie for the night. And he had a special message for his mother.
Nedeljkovic obviously understood that he would be on TV, so he’d written a message that said,” Hi Mom,” followed by a little heart that he drew. He then taped it onto his blocker. The video of the message to Nedeljkovic’s mom gained much attention on social media, and people just loved how wholesome everything about it was.
But what’s even more fantastic is that his mom, Therese Nedeljkovic, actually responded. She uploaded a picture of her son on Twitter and wrote,” Hi son!!” followed by some emojis.
Everyone on social media loves the messages between the mother and son.
”I’m gonna die of wholesomeness,” one fan said.
”Okay this is cute as f*ck,” said another.
”Simple, but clever. I like it,” said a third.
Alex Nedeljkovic played 59 games for the Red Wings last season and has been a starter in two of five games to start this season.