Man rents car to drive from Phoenix to Boston to fulfill son’s wish to attend Winter Classic
In a heartwarming development, a father rented a car and decided to drive more than 2,600 km to fulfil his son’s wish to attend the NHL Winter Classic event after their Southwest flight got delayed.
Tim Maher and his family have plans to attend the 2023 NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins at Fenway Park, scheduled for January 2. When his flight got delayed, Tim Maher did not get upset. He, along with his family, decided to drive to Boston.
Maher rented a car, and now he and his family are driving from Phoenix to Boston, a 39-hour trek, to fulfil his 17-year-old son’s wish.
"He said, ‘The one gift I want is I want to go back to Boston for the Classic,'" Maher, who bought tickets for the entire family, told WCVB-TV Boston.
Not many would make this their Plan B, but the Maher family doesn’t have to rush it to Boston. The game takes place on January 2, which gives them enough time to drive there.