Social media users were not so nice to Gritty after the Flyers unveiled a photo of him that looked rather menacing.
At first, we were hesitant to meet him in person, but our Action News family enjoyed Gritty's visit to the station.
Now, Philadelphia cannot get enough of the new mascot. He's appeared on street art, protest signs, and wedding cakes.
This Halloween, kids across our area are dressing up in homemade Gritty costumes.
Little Gavin shows off his costume along with his flossing dance moves.
One local family even created their own wife for Gritty, who they named Gritta!
Gritty & introducing his wife Gritta homemade halloween costumes. #HoppyHalloween #NightmareFuel #BrokenGoblet #Gritty #Grittyswife #Gritta #Flyers @BrokenGobletPA @GrittyNHL @NHLFlyers @NBCSPhilly @NBCPhiladelphia @6abc @CBSPhilly @FOX29philly @CrossingBroad @BroadStHockey pic.twitter.com/jJOkFYxCGu— Michael Crowley (@MichaelBCrowley) October 23, 2018
This pint-sized Gritty poses for the camera with a bottle in hand.
Cailin, who is 7-years-old, is said to be obsessed with the Flyers' mascot.
You can't get any more Philly than this family.
And this baby is fist pumping to root on the Flyers!
Not all of Gritty's fans are human.
Alicia Marie says, "Only the gritty survive."
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