The New Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, was introduced on Monday and has taken the world by storm. Gritty has won the internet. Now, that could be a good and bad thing technically, because apparently some people don’t love Gritty.
But we do here.
Gritty, who is furry and orange and googly-eyed, made his debut Monday before a group of adoring young fans, a decidedly receptive audience. How would he fare in the big leagues?
Well, he won over Twitter pretty quickly by leaning into his weirdness:
I fell in love with Gritty when he threatened to kill the Pittsburgh Penguins within his first hour on the job pic.twitter.com/WLpfMGu1SA
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 25, 2018
Together… Forever ?? pic.twitter.com/7p1eivA39P
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) September 26, 2018