104-year-old Flyers fan gets big birthday surprise

104-year-old Flyers fan gets big birthday surprise
July 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Helen Moser's 104th birthday was topped off with a new customized Flyers sweater and a chance to try on a Stanley Cup Ring. (@FlyersCommunity)

It'd be nice if we could all live until we were 100. Unfortunately, things like fast food and Netflix trump exercise 99 times out of 100.

However, a young-at-heart Flyers fan has eclipsed that number and then some. Last Wednesday, Helen Moser celebrated her 104th birthday, and it was probably one of the best yet for the die-hard Flyers fan.

While celebrating the occasion at a retirement home in Upper Moreland, Pa. (which, of course, was completely Flyers-themed), ex-Flyer Bob Kelly, who was on both the 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup-winning squads, made a surprise appearance. Upon arriving, he presented Moser with a custom Flyers jersey, a cake, and a gesture that drove Moser near tears. Kelly took Moser's hand and slid one of his Stanley Cup rings on her finger. 

To read more about this encounter and learn more about a badass Flyers fan who refused a bath during the playoffs (you'll see when you click the link), read this post on Yahoo! Sports blog Puck Daddy. A video of the entire encounter, produced by one of her grandkids, is below.