By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gritty turned 2 years old on Thursday, and the giant furry ball of weird had one wish from Philadelphia Flyers fans: a good old fashion roasting. Flyers fans, and even a current Flyer, chimed in with roasting Gritty on Thursday for his birthday.

“This year, instead of presents and praise, I have but one small request. Roast me,” Gritty wrote in his request. “I’m honoring myself the only way 2020 would want me to and requesting I get roasted like the 20 pound turkey at your Aunt Carol’s Thanksgiving buffet.”

Here’s to another fun year of Gritty shenanigans.