The story of Bat Kid touches the hockey world

Throughout Friday, some of hockey’s most notorious Twitter accounts were sharing the story of a 5-year old San Franciscan cancer battler named Miles, or Bat Kid as he’s known on this day. Rather than elaborate any further on this heart warming tale, I’d like to invite you to read this well-written telling of Bat Kid, courtesy of Erin Gloria Ryan of jezebel.com. Or, enjoy this article tweeted by Sarah Nolan, Digital Editor @ The Globe And Mail

Some things are bigger than sport. Today, the hockey world played its part in spreading the #SFBatKid word.

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated tweets with love for the inspirational Bat Kid:

Katie Strang of ESPN might have been teary eyed while writing this tweet:

The Hockey Daily’s own affiliate partner, FOX Sports, give us a look at the image Katie Strang was talking about:

Corey Pronman of ESPN plays along:

Former San Jose Shark, Jamie Baker:

Another great tweet from Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, featuring words of encouragement from President Barack Obama:

NHL Twitter sensation Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes, or @BizNasty2point0 as you may know him:

Chris Johnston of Sportsnet says what a lot of us are thinking:

The NHL’s official Twitter account could not resist sharing Bat Kid’s story with its audience of over 2 million followers:

To partake in the Twitter conversation be sure to use the hashtag #SFBatKid.

Special thanks to Erin Gloria Ryan, follow @morninggloria and Sarah Nolan of The Globe And Mail, follow @sarahmarienolan