PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The Phillies celebrated the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday prior to Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for the Phanatic’s birthday celebrations.

The Phanatic got a special visit from his mother who flew in from the Galápagos Island. And he was also joined by other Philadelphia team mascots — Gritty, Swoop, Franklin, and Phang — for his 2021 birthday celebration.

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As if a videotaped message from Bryce Harper wasn’t thoughtful enough — his best pal also went yard in the bottom of the first inning Sunday.

“Leave it to @BryceHarper to get his best pal such a thoughtful birthday gift,” the Phillies tweeted.

The Phillies also shared never-before-seen footage from the Phanatic’s 2020 birthday — at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This never-before-seen footage of the Phanatic’s sad 2020 birthday celebration goes out to all who celebrated pandemic birthdays,” the Phillies tweeted. “EVERYBODY it’s okay! He’s making up for it this year.”

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The Phanatic made his debut — rather, was born — in 1978.

“It is an absolute joy to watch the Phils on Sunday during the Phanatic’s B-day and listen to Michael Jack Schmidt commentate,” original Phanatic Dave Raymond tweeted.

The Phillies beat the Cardinals 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. Pitcher Aaron Nola struck out 10 batters and threw a two-hitter for his first nine-inning shutout in the majors.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.