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VIDEO: Tim Thomas Tells Young Boston Fan To Cheer Up After Game 7 Loss

Tim Thomas really isn't so bad.

Considering this Bruins team isn't really all that likable unless you're a Boston fan -- seriously with the Brad Marchand, guys? -- Thomas' White House snub earlier this season made me dislike them even more. I had thought Tim Thomas was a likable enough guy before that incident, and afterwards, I couldn't help but see him as a tad arrogant and self-centered. But then, he went and did this.

You can't see the fan crying in this video, unfortunately, but the reverse angle on the CSN Washington broadcast showed Thomas skate over to a devastated young fan in the first row after the Bruins' Game 7 loss to the Caps on Wednesday and tell him to smile. That it's alright. The kid was probably no older than five or six years old.

He didn't have to do that. Thomas wasn't in the best of moods last night, as you can assume. He could have skated off the ice and into the offseason without doing a thing, and nobody would have thought less of him for it. But instead, he took the eight seconds to try and cheer up a young fan. That's pretty awesome. You're an all right dude, Tim.

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