By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers and Gritty made a dream come true Wednesday. Gritty surprised his biggest fan, 4-year-old Jack Callahan.

The surprise came during Jack’s birthday party at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

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Last month, the young cancer patient wrote a letter to the Flyers’ mascot, saying all he wanted for his birthday was to meet the fuzzy mascot.

The Virginia boy is receiving treatment at CHOP.

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During the party, Jack told Gritty he loved him and Gritty gave Jack a special gift — a Flyers jersey.