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Stanley Cup makes a new friend at Florida Aquarium, Pebbles the penguin

Flippered friend of Cup celebrates Lightning championship with victory lap

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

There's a reason it's called the coolest trophy in sports.

The Stanley Cup was hanging out at the Florida Aquarium and even made a friend.

Pebbles, a 13-year-old African black-footed penguin, was hanging with the Cup on Tuesday.

Tweet from @floridaaquarium: Pebbles is taking a victory lap around the @StanleyCup. We love supporting our Stanley Cup Champions, The @TBLightning������🐧 #FloridaAquarium #StanleyCup

The aquarium shared a short clip of Pebbles taking a "victory lap" around the Stanley Cup to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2020 championship.

The Lightning showed their appreciation for their old pal Pebbles in a tweet.

Tweet from @TBLightning: we love pebbles!!

Make sure nobody tells Thunderbug.

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