P.K. Subban is a special type of athlete. He's already a big deal in Canada, where is $10 million donation to the Montreal Children's Hospital is regarded as the largest donation ever made by a Canadian athlete.
That's a huge gesture on its own, but his latest stunt is even more heartwarming. Working with Air Canada, Subban helped turn the hospital's atrium into a winter wonderland for patients and their families.
Subban takes a hands-on role in spinning magic from the scene, donning his own Christmas onesie and handing out gifts to the kids. This is a genuine tear-jerker.
He has long made a point of building a reputation that extends beyond hockey, where he stars as a defenseman.
"Because one day I won’t be a hockey player anymore," Subban said when his hospital donation was announced. "I'll just be someone who played hockey. So what do I want people to remember me for other than being a hockey player?
"Well, every time you walk into this hospital, you'll know what I stand for."
That Subban video is so great, it sets the standard for all other Christmas acts of giving to follow. American athletes have a tough act to follow.