PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 07: The Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty skates between periods of the game against the St. Louis Blues at the Wells Fargo Center on January 07, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blues shut-out the Flyers 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers fan, Caiden O’Rourke got a big surprise Tuesday morning when Gritty paid a visit! Caiden is a patient at Philadelphia’s Shriners Hospital for Children after he was born with a rare orthopedic condition.

Caiden has two prosthetic legs and asked for a custom Gritty themed prosthetic. Cue Gritty to deliver Caiden with his Gritty themed prosthetic leg and a custom Flyers jersey with his name on the back.

The surprise comes a week before Caiden’s 8th birthday.

-Nicole Siberry

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