It’s been a hectic week for the city of Boston, the nation, and the people associated with the city. One of those people affected is Boston native Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Yandle has shown his support for his city throughout the week by writing “pray for Boston” on his skates, but on Saturday night, Yandle paid his best tribute yet. Prior to Phoenix’s game against Chicago on Saturday night, a game they won 3-2 in a shootout, Yandle wore a special jersey during pregame with the name Martin Richard and the number eight on the back.
Richard was the eight-year old boy who was one of the three victims to lose their lives in the tragic bombings last Monday near the finish line of the Marathon.
It’s a fitting and truly heartwarming tribute to a child who left this planet far too soon. We’ve seen so many great tributes and moments to show solidarity during this trying time, including Neil Diamond showing up in Boston yesterday to sing “Sweet Caroline” to the crowd.
It shows the true unity this nation no matter where you reside or where you are from.