Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty met his match in the form of an eight-year-old fan at the Flyers’ preseason game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, September 19.
Footage tweeted by hockey writer Rebecca Werez shows Gritty engaging in a dance-off with young fan Cailin.
Speaking to local media, Cailin’s mother said she dressed up as Gritty for Halloween and has always wanted to go to a Flyers game.
Sadly for Gritty, Cailin and the rest of the home fans, the Bruins won 3-1. A return fixture in Boston is due to be played Monday. Credit: Rebecca Werez via Storyful