NHL duo Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon dole out doughnuts at Tim Hortons
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Talk about a double-double.
If you thought you saw two major National Hockey League stars working at a Tim Hortons in Dartmouth this week, you weren't seeing things.
Social media was buzzing Monday and Tuesday with sightings of Cole Harbour natives Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche serving up coffee and doughnuts as part of a commercial shoot for the multinational chain of quick-stop restaurants.
Sports and pop culture website BarDown, a subsite of TSN, appears to be the first media outlet to pick up on the comments and photos flooding Instagram and Twitter, posting a story late Tuesday afternoon and calling the duo doling out snacks at the drive-thru "the most Canadian thing we've seen all week."
The popular hockey players even penned their autographs on the lids of Timmies cups, according to the BarDown story.
"Just a normal day at work," Instagram user Chris Morris wrote Monday afternoon. Along with the comment, he posted a photo of Sid the Kid looking up at him, with the two of them wearing matching Tims uniforms.
Another Instagram user, who goes by ginggersnaap, posted a photo of her two orders claiming they were "made by crosby" and that her coffee "actually tastes good."
The user indicated that the Tim Hortons in question is the newer location in the Russell Lake neighbourhood.
Crosby and MacKinnon have been spotted across Nova Scotia lately, as they've been sticking around their home province for the summer, recently having attended a wedding in Cape Breton and popping up at various golf courses and restaurants.