We had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Redlegs into our home this past week. For those who do not know him, Mr. Redlegs is one of the Cincinnati Reds mascots. Many of the Residents here are huge baseball fans. Each game day many televisions will be showing the Reds around the home. Many people here have been following the Reds for more than twenty years. We have not yet made it to a game this year so we thought we would bring some of the fun home to us.
All the Residents were waiting in anticipation in their official fan gear. Red shirts, hats, jerseys, and even pants were worn to show their appreciation for the local team. Mr. Redlegs waltzed into the auditorium and immediately stole all the attention. He took the time to sit and greet each one of our Residents and stopped to take pictures with many.
Unbeknownst to us, he was quite the charmer, stealing kisses and hugs from whomever he shared time with. After everyone had their fair share of his attention, we ventured into the hallways to visit with the rest of the home. He helped put a smile on all the Residents’ faces. We are truly grateful that he could take some time away from cheering on his team to come visit us.
We hope to see Mr. Redlegs again soon. Maybe next time some of the players will come join in on the festivities, but no matter we will always be fans of the Cincinnati Reds!