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Video: Gordie Howe watches as Red Wings fans cheer him on

Gordie Howe, Gerry St. Germain

Hockey Hall of Fameer Gordie Howe leaves the ice after an 85th birthday ceremony before the Vancouver Giants and Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL hockey game in Vancouver British Columbia, on Friday March 1, 2013. Howe turns 85 on March 31. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


With his family by his side, Gordie Howe witnessed Friday’s outpouring of support from Detroit Red Wings fans. Murray Howe shared video of that moment:

In case you’re wondering, this is the presentation that the 86-year-old icon was watching:

It’s not the only time the hockey community expressed its support for “Mr. Hockey” this week, yet considering his impact on “Hockey Town,” that was probably an especially meaningful moment for one of the true icons of the sport.

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