Sean Avery on his bike in Manhattan.

Sean Avery is one of the biggest assholes in NHL history, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a heart off the ice. As Hurricane Sandy rolled through New York City earlier this week, Avery jumped on his bicycle with filmmaker Casey Neistat to explore the devastation of downtown Manhattan. The team spent four hours in the storm, capturing film of the flooding and even helping a man trapped in his car. Shame we didn’t see this side of Avery before he retired this summer, because this version of the guy– dutiful and selfless– is damn likable.

To all of our readers who were affected by the storm: our hearts go out to you. We encourage everyone to donate some spare change to the Red Cross to help out the victims and expedite recovery.

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