Despite always being the butt of the joke, Pittsburgh Penguins winger Phil Kessel is a fan favourite across the NHL.

Whether you’re a fan of the way he plays on the ice or a fan of his personality away from it, it’s hard to find someone around the hockey community who dislikes the two-time Stanley Cup champion.

Pittsburgh wrapped up its three-game road trip with a game against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night and the 30-year-old delivered an early Christmas gift to a young Penguins fan who was sitting in the crowd.

After noticing that the young fan’s sign was specifically targeted at him, Kessel stopped what he was doing during the team’s pre-game warm-ups and helped make the young fan’s wish come true.  

The Penguins failed to pick up the victory in Colorado on Monday night, but you can bet that young fan still went home with a smile draped across her face.

Way to go, Phil.

(H/T Instagram/penguins)