One of the lesser-known things about Patrick is how many little fans he has, and how much he loves them. When I tried to compile a page of photos of him and the young ones, I only managed to get to 2013, but I will keep digging as far back as I can, because these pics are just adorable! Plus, I believe Patrick could use the power of good memories to help him weather this challenging time in his career. Below are select photos of him with the kids. For the rest, go here.
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Sharing Olympic Silver
Patrick has been very generous to let kids of all ages and abilities touch and hold his prize(s) from the 2014 Sochi Olympics:
— PC Skating Fan (@PCSkatingFan) July 24, 2016
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) November 21, 2014
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) June 25, 2014
— RMHC Canada (@RMHCCanada) June 24, 2014
The Tiniest Fans
The stereotype of single young men is that they are afraid to hold babies, but not only is Patrick quite adept at handling them, he hasn’t caused a single one to cry yet.
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) July 10, 2014
— Maria (@mmzhelskaia) February 20, 2014
And even babies watch (and cheer) him on, heh:
— Theresa (@Teekay838) February 6, 2014
Patrick frequently participates in events where he has the opportunity to interact with the next generation, teaching them physical education and skating skills. Here are a few examples:
— HIGH FIVE® (@HIGHFIVE_Canada) November 21, 2015
— Harbourfront Centre (@HarbourfrontTO) November 9, 2015
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) February 16, 2015
— Emma Neis (@EmmaNeis) February 14, 2015
— Jennifer Botterill (@JenBotterill) November 26, 2014
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) November 26, 2014
Patrick has made many children happy with his autograph on paper, and they often surround him, eager for a signature.
— Choice Communication (@ChoiceCanada) April 16, 2015
He won’t eat your homework, but he’ll sign it!
— Brian Findlay (@B_Findlay) March 7, 2014
Meet Him Anywhere
Patrick has stopped and obliged parents who wanted a photo of him with their kids, usually after competitions and shows. Below are some of my favorites.
From the Cornerbrook Show this year:
— PC Skating Fan (@PCSkatingFan) April 24, 2016
At the 2016 Canadian Nationals:
— PC Skating Fan (@PCSkatingFan) January 26, 2016
Inside or outside:
— Erin Green (@GreenErin14) February 8, 2015
— Max (@MGLovesTennis) November 26, 2014
Hospitals and Charity Visits
Patrick makes regular trips to children’s hospitals and the Ronald McDonald Houses to visit children with special needs. Here are some moments from his visits.
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) August 20, 2015
— RMHC Canada (@RMHCCanada) May 1, 2014
— RMH BC (@RMHBC) February 21, 2014
— RMHC Manitoba (@RMHManitoba) May 1, 2013
Videos of Patrick with Kids (and being kid-like)
Gray’s Interview in French:
Interview with Megan in English:
2011 homecoming video:
Patrick was on a kid’s show once:
— PetsNCritters (@PetsNCritters) June 21, 2016
And he loves to play video games, even though he didn’t know Minecraft very well here…
Pchiddy’s Cheering Squad
Just like his adult fans, Patrick’s little cheerleaders make banners and pictures to show their love for him and his skating. Here are a few examples:
— Sh Pk Skating Club (@skateshpk) May 17, 2015
— SW Reg Cancer Pgm (@sw_cancer) May 5, 2014
— Jon Malton (@JonMalton) February 8, 2014
— Mrs. Fiona Kelder (@Mrs_Kelder) February 4, 2014
When Patrick Was a Child
— PC Skating Fan (@PCSkatingFan) May 16, 2016
And of course, grown up Patrick at the playground:
— Patrick Chan (@Pchiddy) March 23, 2015
What is your favorite photo of Patrick as a child? Or with his kid fans? Leave a comment below and let me know!