“I got naked (a lot), played in a ball pit, rode a mechanical bull, vacationed in Tahoe, hired (and pretty much immediately fired) my first intern, threw some cake, and danced my lil dancey dance,” Gritty said, recapping his year, in a tweet on May 6.
Gritty also realized how selfish he had been, doing antics only for himself.
“I’ve been doing ME, whatever I wanted to do,” Gritty said. “But I didn’t even consider asking.. what do YOU want me to do?”
Enter one persistent Flyers fan. Since January of 2020, a Flyers fan known as @KnittyKitty has requested that the mascot throw a sheet cake at her.
My long-standing requests for Gritty to throw a sheetcake at me have been blatantly ignored by @GrittyNHL and @NHLFlyers. It’s clear Gritty is only in it for fame and doesn’t care about fans. But he can turn it around. He knows what he must do.
Gritty, throw a sheetcake at me. https://t.co/66sAMVCxcj
She asked again at the start of 2021. Then again in April.
Then Gritty’s weekend of benevolence gave the fan a perfect shot at getting her request granted.
Gritty, I know we’ve been playing a one-sided game of cat and mouse for almost a year and a half now.
The time has come.
I want you to throw a sheet cake at me.
— Gritty threw a sheetcake at me (@knittykitty) May 6, 2021
And, prior to Monday’s game, cake finally met fan.
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) May 10, 2021