Hurricanes celebrate World Kindness Day with nicest Twitter thread ever

Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) celebrates his winning overtime goal in an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP)

Wednesday is World Kindness Day, and the Carolina Hurricanes are celebrating by spreading a little love around the league.

The premise was simple — one kind tweet for each team in the NHL — and the result is, well, really quite nice. Here’s a roundup of some of the best tweets from the thread of kindness:

They even extended their kindness to the soon-to-be 32nd team over in Seattle:

If you check out the thread in its entirety, you’ll notice there’s one team missing: The Washington Capitals. And there’s a clever reason for that, too. Back in April, the Hurricanes eliminated the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a series that also featured some social media jabs.

So… as Carolina’s present-day Twitter bio states… they took Washington’s advice to heart.

(Hey, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all… right?)

Well played, ‘Canes.

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