What to Know
- Has it really been a year already since we got to meet Gritty?
- Gritty has declared Tuesday National Gritty Day. And, the Flyers mascot is expecting gifts from fans.
- What's your favorite Gritty moment?
It’s National Gritty Day.
How does one celebrate the anniversary (it's not a birthday since his origin story says he was living in the dark spaces of the Wells Fargo Center for some time) of when Gritty’s googly eyes and bright orange fur burst onto the scene, not only in Philly but around the country?
With gifts, the mascot tweeted:
“I expect gifts, lavish, expensive, shiny, name brand gifts,” Gritty said.
Among the gifts Gritty wants are an antique typewriter, Kylie Jenner lip kits, hermit crab, Glade plug-ins, a fitted sheet and Gucci belt bag.
Gritty called on gift givers to "be original, do your research, don't be cheap." "Think of all I've done for you in the last year."
Don’t fear, Gritty even gave the address of the Wells Fargo Center to send goodies.
Even if you only want to celebrate Gritty Day by looking back, here are some of his top moments.
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