I’m feeling really down these days, friends. A lot of stress, and a lot of self-exploration going on. Things I want to say, but I can’t without ruining a lot of things. However, can something be ruined if it’s already falling apart?
But you know what always makes me smile and forget about how crappy my life is? Mascots. So we’re going to talk about mascots tonight.
This last week, when I was not having stress related illnesses or panic attacks, I was watching the Olympics. Swimming and diving. Heart eyed emojis. You know who else loves the water portion of the Olympics? Our friend, Rangers Captain.
TC Bear hosted mascot softball the other night. It was as awesome as it sounds.
TC Bear and D. Baxter the Bobcat are neck and neck in most athletic baseball mascot. I almost want to give the edge to TC Bear because… well, look at him. He’s a giant furry teddy bear with a huge head! Baxter is man-sized. TC is bulkier. Also, I like TC more, so sue me. Goldy Gopher, the school mascot of U of Minnesota, also entertained the crowd with crazy antics.
And then this happened after the mascot softball game:
And this will warm your heart, no matter how cold your heart might be.
Lots of people hate mascots, but this is why mascots are great. For little kids, especially, a friendly smiling giant furry creature who hugs you and loves you unconditionally is so important. This little girl considers Clark the Cub her friend. Look at the joy on her face, the happiness that her giant bear friend has come to visit her in the hospital.
Clark gives us an update on Audrey on his own twitter:
This is wonderful news. See, the world isn’t so bad after all.
Thank you, mascot friends, for helping me see the bright side of life again.