We missed an important story yesterday. Mary Ann Pavelski, grandmother of San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, celebrated her birthday.
Happy Birthday to @Grandmapavs8 always so thoughtful! I hope you have a great day!!— Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) July 23, 2017
The elder Pavelski is an unquestionably essential follow on Twitter. She first tweeted in May, 2016 to promote her Grandson’s campaign to get on the cover of NHL 17.
The Pavelski push wasn’t enough, as the Sharks captain lost out on the cover to Vladimir Tarasenko. But we were the real winners, as Mary Ann has become a social media staple 14 months and 60 tweets later. Here, in honor of her birthday, are some of the best.
Super Proud of the boys! It has been fun to watch! Take Care, Have a Great Summer, and Stay Safe. #SJSharks— Mary Ann Pavelski (@Grandmapavs8) June 13, 2016
Just so everyone knows, I am still watching hockey.— Mary Ann Pavelski (@Grandmapavs8) May 29, 2017
I really don't know what a # is but I guess I need to #Marleau500— Mary Ann Pavelski (@Grandmapavs8) February 3, 2017
We could all stand to learn a thing or two from her on social media. In fact, Fear the Fin’s Twitter account would be much better if she was in charge than whoever is currently. [Editor’s Note: That is, indeed, a self-own.]
So a happy belated birthday to Mary Ann Pavelski! We’re sorry we missed it, but sure the love of her eight children, 18 grandchildren, and seven (soon-to-be eight!) great-grandchildren made up for it.