Penguins fan invites homeless man to game

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Jimmy Mains/Facebook

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan gave a homeless man an experience he won't soon forget last week.

Jimmy Mains was prepared to watch Friday's game between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning alone after being left with an extra ticket, but that changed after he encountered a homeless man asking for money.

As Mains explained in a Facebook post, he told the man - named Rob - he didn't have any money and asked if he'd like to come to the game with him.

"Rob was ecstatic and thought I was kidding," Mains wrote. "We went in and the whole time he couldn't stop smiling. Once we got to our seats it was time for the National Anthem. Rob took off his hat and sang the whole time.

"Once the puck dropped he cheered the whole game. During intermission we got chicken tenders. At the end of the game he told me that I made his life. He asked me how he could repay me and I told him just to pay it forward."