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It seems like lately there has been a shortage of good news stories and especially now, around the holidays, many of us need some good news more than ever. Well, unless you're a total Scrooge, this should cheer you up. Even more so if you're a fan of the team captain for the Boston Bruins, affectionately know as Z-Man.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara spent his Tuesday delivering Thanksgiving pies to homeless shelters in Boston.

From a story reported on by WHDH/News 7 Boston, the Bruins have an annual tradition of delivering and donating desserts during the holidays.

Chara said, "I think it’s important to stay involved in the community. It’s very important to me and my family that we show how much we care about the people that don’t have the same privileges as we do.”

Chara helped deliver 200 pies to shelters including Rosie’s Place, St. Francis House, and the Pine Street Inn.

“We’re all going through some challenging times and I think this a time where people really need the support,” Chara added. “I think all of us feel a little bit lonely. We just need to be connected and still show the care.”

Chara explained that he hopes the pies will bring joy to the people staying at the shelters.

Chara has delivered holiday pies for three consecutive years, while the team has maintained the tradition since 2009.

Awesome news. Please check out the full story on WHDH's website here. And have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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