Less than a week after being publicly put on blast (twice) by his dad for his poor grades, the mysterious Thomas and his academic struggles have once again made their way into the news. But this time, it’s not the kid’s disappointed dad who’s calling him out; it’s Hugo, the official mascot of the Charlotte Hornets. Fortunately for Thomas, Hugo isn’t here to mock. He’s here to help.
At last night’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Hugo revealed several signs addressed to Thomas, including one where Hugo offered up his services as a tutor. “Thomas, when is your next report card? Call me. I can help. Love, Hugo,” the first read. The sign was done in the same style as those Thomas’ dad held up, and Hugo is even wearing a similar outfit (talk about commitment to a bit). The Hornets officially endorsed Hugo’s helpful offer by posting his sign on their Twitter page.
Later in the game, Hugo revealed a second sign, which read: “Thomas, seriously, improve your grades. My arms are getting tired. Love, Hugo.” Hopefully, this light ribbing won’t discourage Thomas from reaching out and taking Hugo up on his offer, because a kid improving his grades with the help of a man in a hornet suit is the heartwarming story the world needs right now.
Let’s just hope Robin Lopez refrains from tormenting Hugo during the tutoring sessions.