HEARTWARMING: Boy gets custom Gritty prosthetic leg, surprise visit from mascot

PHILADELPHIA -- 7-year-old Caiden O'Rourke is such a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan that he received a custom, Gritty-themed prosthetic leg at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia.

While O'Rourke was in his hospital room, Gritty himself made an appearance, visibly surprising the young fan.

In the video, you can see the excitement on O'Rourke's face as his jaw drops when Gritty walks into the room.

The Flyers mascot arrived with a bag of merchandise in hand, including a custom jersey.

The surprise comes just a week before O'Rourke's eighth birthday, sure to make it a Flyers celebration to remember.
Copyright © 2019 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.