Tears flow as ailing teenager fulfills his dream to play with his favorite hockey team

It doesn’t get any more emotional than this.

Sam Tageson, a lifelong San Jose Sharks fan, was able to fulfill his dream this Tuesday. The 17 year-old signed a one-day contract with the team and got to practice with the team, even skating through the shark head before San Jose’s game with the Florida Panthers.

Tageson was born with a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, leaving him with only two heart chambers instead of four. Despite the advice of his doctors, he has played hockey since the age of six.

Watch, and get your tissues ready:

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