Big goofy mascots are great. But they're not neccesarily original. See: the Phillie Phanatic.
No, what elevates Gritty, the Flyers' insta-legend, is his social media prowess. He got off to a hot start with his aping of Kim Kardashian. And the rest was history.
After playing in the snow last week to the delight of a nation, Gritty took a simple response to a Time magazine tweet and elevated it to heights only he could.
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It's a nice reminder to be thankful for the great things in your life this holiday season, like Gritty.