Players Take First Responders From Boston Marathon Out For Beers Following Boston Bruins Game on Wednesday

By Dan Parzych
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It’s been an emotional last couple of days in Boston as the city continues to recover from Monday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon in which three people were left dead and over 170 injured. Once again, these tragic times have united our country to a whole new level as people across the country have shown their love and respect for the city of Boston and even professional sports teams are taking that extra step to let the city know how much they care.

On Wednesday, Boston Bruins fans displayed one of the most emotional national anthem’s ever seen in sports as the fans sang at the top of their lungs before the team’s game against the Buffalo Sabres–which you should certainly check out if you haven’t seen it already as it will leave chills running throughout your body. The Bruins did a phenomenal job with honoring the EMTs, police officers, and firemen that were on the scene on Monday by inviting 80 of them to attend Wednesday’s game, but one of the most feel-good stories may have been what happened after the game when the players decided to give them their own honor by taking them out for drinks.

Shortly after members of the Bruins met with the first responders following Wednesday’s game at the TD Garden, the players decided they wanted to honor these individuals by inviting them out for a beer on them–which is just simply awesome to hear. It’s these kind of stories that make tragedies like this easier to deal with and thanks to the Bruins–these first responders will remember meeting them and going out for a drink for the rest of their lives.

If anything, this tragedy has made the city of Boston even stronger than they were before and props to the Bruins for everything they did for the city on Wednesday.

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