This is not satire.
It’s not The Onion or The Babylon Bee.
Gritty, per Flyers PR, will be going on a tour of Delaware County tomorrow, as explained via press release:
GRITTY TAKES TO THE STREETS OF DELAWARE COUNTY FOR QUARANTINE FIRETRUCK PARADE
Philadelphia Flyers mascot to spread Flyers cheer in Media, Pa. with the help of the Rocky Run Fire Department
DATE: Thursday, May 7, 2020
TIME: 5:30-7 P.M. (timing is tentative and subject to change)
DETAILS: Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, is set to give families in Delaware County a much-needed quarantine surprise Thursday evening. Following in the footsteps of cultural icons such as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, Gritty will journey through Delaware County neighborhoods atop a firetruck beginning at 5:30 p.m. to spread Flyers cheer. With the help of the Rocky Run Fire Department of Media, Pa., the route will kick off along Granite Run Mall Road and make its way past local neighborhood spots such as Penncrest High School, Linvilla Orchards, and Indian Lane Elementary School. Fans in the area are encouraged to continue practicing safe social distancing procedures while enjoying the event.
Y’all gonna be there? I’ll meet you in front of Boscov’s at Granite Run.
Here’s the route: