Gritty is so many things, but above all, he’s a big hairy piece of joy.
On Tuesday, Gritty, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers mascot, surprised 7-year-old fan Caiden O’Rourke at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Gritty was there to deliver a custom Gritty-themed prosthetic leg to Caiden, who was born with a rare orthopedic condition that requires him to use two prosthetic legs.
Caiden, whose birthday is in a week, seemed thrilled to receive it. Look at his face.