Dillon and Wayne
Most boys have a dream to meet their sports idol. They envision seeing them and hanging out with them and even becoming their friend. I did it when I was a kid and I'm sure that most people did when they were younger also. But most of us don't get to see that dream come true. Luckily for my son Dillon, in that regard, he's one of the lucky ones.
Gretzky truly was The Great One with my son on and off the ice. He signed all of Dillon's memorabilia, gave him a full Coyotes uniform that he later signed and gave him time. It would've been easy for him to just meet with my son and leave after 20 minutes, but he made sure to spend real time with my son and was completely genuine with him. I'll never forget that about Gretzky. The greatest gift he gave my son though was his friendship. Dillon and Wayne still keep in touch through text messaging and talk all the time.
Can you believe that my son has Wayne Gretzky's number on his cell phone? That's just amazing!
My son's wish was just to meet Gretzky and in addition to meeting him he got a great friend.
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