Happy first birthday to our dark orange lord, spirit of Philadelphia, destroyer of worlds, mascot of the Flyers and champion of the people, @GrittyNHL. pic.twitter.com/NE4eiXSHsF
— ragnarök filipino (@mikeyil)
Gritty burst into our lives and our hearts today.
We’ve been googly-eyed for him ever since.
Happy “birthday,” @GrittyNHL! pic.twitter.com/lbZYaQZqU2
— Pennsylvania (@PennsylvaniaGov)
Gritty and I are both Libras. This makes so much sense. https://t.co/EvZjhgqpj1
— Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig)
A year ago I watched Philadelphians express confusion & ridicule which, over the course of hours, gave way to pride, respect & a profound allegiance. Happy birthday you beautiful creature. @GrittyNHL pic.twitter.com/JZ1FDDHnoB
— Kristen Fitch (@switchfitch)
Just ran into Gritty…
He wants everyone to know it’s HIS day! Rightfully so. Philly hasn’t been the same since he walked into our lives.
Happy Birthday, @GrittyNHL! ? ? pic.twitter.com/HgjUiG5dgX
— Alex Holley (@AlexHolleyFOX29)
UPDATE: A year on, it appears that @GrittyNHL is chill, actually. VICE regrets the error.
Happy birthday, king. https://t.co/qt3y6PthYF
— VICE (@VICE)
Happy first birthday to the greatest mascot in sports, @GrittyNHL ?
Drop your favorite Gritty gif/moment below ?? pic.twitter.com/Oz1zAttRzA
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports)
In case you didn’t think I was taking Gritty’s birthday seriously pic.twitter.com/hfYuEFipKt
— Ian Petrie (@icpetrie)
There have been two perfect internet days, in my estimation. One was 30-50 feral hogs. The other was the birth of Gritty. Happy birthday https://t.co/AoUuIkgZnk
— Ruby ??? (@bardownforwhat)