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An eight-year-old’s act of kindness

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Late Sunday night, the Binghamton Devils arrived back in town after a road win in Cleveland. With snow covering the Southern Tier, the team expected to clear off their cars on arrival, but instead they saw the task was done.

During the B-Devils game in Cleveland, radio broadcaster Rob Lippolis put out a cry for help.

"By the way our cars are parked over in the Binghamton Rumble Ponies parking lot if anyone wants to start digging them out after the snow storm," said Lippolis during the game.

When the B-Devils arrived at their cars, they found a note that read "My son heard you on the broadcast and was excited to clear all the snow off the cars after the game. Awesome weekend of hockey and welcome home!" The note was signed "Landon Vest."

The Binghamton community, along with the B-Devils and WBNG sought out to find the Vest's, and were quickly connected to eight-year-old Landon.

"After the game we went over to try and help them out," said Jared Vest.

Landon decided to go to NYSEG Stadium where the team's cars were parked, and clean them himself.

"After the game I was excited and I wanted to go to the Rumble Ponies stadium which was where it all happened," said Landon.

"I was kind of surprised because it seemed more like a joke but he is really a helpful guy, very kind and thoughtful," said Jared.

The good deed of a second grader certainly didn't go unoticed.

"He did it out of the kindness of his heart and trust me when I tell you it was appreciated," said B-Devils head coach Mark Dennehy.

Dennehy returned the favor, giving Landon a front row seat to Wednesday's practice. Landon was able to watch practice from the team's bench, and almost every player and coach came up to him thanking him for the deed.

Landon said his favorite player is goalie Gilles Senn, who told Landon how appreciative he was for the good deed.

"That's what sports can do a great job of, is highlighting some of the good things that go on in our society," said Dennehy.

Landon will also get to announce the team's starting lineup before Friday night's game.

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