The Washington Capitals recently acquired Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks and like any recently uprooted player, Penner needed food.
Hungry, the veteran made his way to a local grocery store but realized there was a problem – he had no ride home.
Now, the most logical idea would have been to call a cab or even car service. But apparently Penner wasn’t in the mood, so he decided to tweet that he needed a ride home and in exhcnage would give away two tickets to an upcoming game.
His mentions blew up – including a tweet from rookie Tom Wilson who said he’d be ‘right there’ to honor his rookie duties. He apparently never showed, though, uber-Capitals fan Emilo Delgado did and helped Penner get home with his groceries.
Now that’s a pretty sweet story.
Though, I have to admit, pretty brave on the part of Penner who likely didn’t read what happened to another D.C. based athlete, former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis who experienced a lift from hell.
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