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Fan's Reaction to Touching Wayne Gretzky's Hand at the Winter Classic Is Priceless

It really made his year!

When it comes to hockey, there is no bigger name than Wayne Gretzky. The Great One has been an icon in the sport since the early 1980s, and he is still revered by fans of all ages. Recently, a fan at the 2023 Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Gretzky, and the moment was captured by ESPN NHL on TikTok.

The video, which has been viewed over 16,000 times, shows a fan reaching out and touching Gretzky's hand as they pass each other in the crowd. The fan, identified as Jake Luhrs, singer for the metal band August Burns Red, can't help but smile as he makes contact with the legendary hockey player. He then totally freaks out, shouting "I touched Wayne Gretzky's hand. Things are changing in my life!"

Gretzky did not seem to realize the impact he had as he continued walking out of the field. The moment was truly magical for Luhrs, and he captured the moment on Instagram for all to see. What makes it even better is that the Boston Bruins win the game immediately after the handshake, proving that Gretzky still has the magic touch! He shared the video with the caption, "The magic #WayneGretzky touch." The video quickly went viral, and it has been shared thousands of times by fans of the game.

The experience was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Luhrs, and it is a moment that he will never forget. For many hockey fans, Gretzky is a symbol of greatness, and this moment shows just how much his presence still means to fans of the game. The video shared by ESPN NHL on TikTok is a reminder of why Gretzky is such an iconic figure in the world of hockey. His presence still has the ability to create magical moments like this one, and it is clear that his legacy will live on for years to come.