Flyers mascot Gritty surprised a 7-year-old Flyers fan in the hospital and left him speechless

@6abcJeannette / TwitterYoung Flyers fan Caiden O’Rourke had just received a custom Gritty prosthetic leg when the beloved mascot surprised him at the hospital.
  • Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is still bringing joy to fans across the city.
  • On Tuesday, Gritty surprised Caiden O’Rourke, a young Flyers fan who had just received a new, custom Gritty-themed prosthetic leg.
  • O’Rourke’s reaction is priceless.
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The NHL season might be over, but beloved Philadelphia mascot Gritty is still working hard to bring joy to Flyers fans.

On Tuesday, Gritty surprised 7-year-old Flyers fan Caiden O’Rourke.

According to 6ABC’s Jeanette Reyes, O’Rourke had received a new, custom Gritty-themed prosthetic leg at Philadelphia’s Shriners Hospital for Children.

When it turned out that Gritty was also there to celebrate with O’Rourke, his reaction was reaction is priceless.

When he first debuted, Gritty was a decisive figure, with some initially loathing the orange furball, and others immediately embracing the new Flyers mascot.

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But since his debut last fall, Gritty has proven to be a brilliant addition to the City of Brotherly Love, as young Caiden’s reaction shows.

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