When you’re down on your luck, good days can feel rare and far in between, but it just takes one person to turn things around. This week, pint-sized Canadian Callen Perks, proved that he’s among those much-needed motivators during an appearance on the Ellen Show that brought the host to tears.

With a head full of hockey lingo and a pair of expressive arms, Perks took the internet by the stick after a video of him giving his local hockey team a pre-game speech went viral.

Known as “Coach Cal” to those in his hometown of Lakefield, Ontario, the 6-year-old was brought onto the show to share his vocal gifts with the audience, and to say that he seized the day would be an understatement.

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“When it’s time to say goodbye and turn out the lights, just remember that you, Ellen, will always ‘Get The W’ because you have given whatever it takes to be you,” he said in a short speech he had prepared for DeGeneres.

Want to watch the entire video from the Ellen Show for yourself? You can check it out above. It really is one of the cutest things we’ve seen in a minute. 

Thanks, Coach, for curing our mid-week blues. You really did that.