Nathan MacKinnon posted a photo of him and Sidney Crosby in Tim Hortons uniforms on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon with the cryptic message, "We're back .."
The post didn’t indicate where they were, but don’t worry, news spreads fast in Halifax.
Yes, Sid and Nate showed up in uniform with cameras to the Tim Hortons on Barrington Street near the south-end Superstore and reportedly placed a caffeine and sugar-filled order of 130 coffees, 85 iced coffees and 2,000 Timbits.
“A lot of people were really excited,” said Tim Hortons team member Carli Jennings. She said staff at the location weren’t aware they were coming, they were just told to be dressed in full Tims attire.
“We figured something was up but we didn’t know what it was happening,” she added.
Well, the hockey pair showed up during the lunch hour, walked in with a couple of camera people, and left in a few minutes.
“A local celebrity is a local celebrity,” said Jennings, who conceded she isn’t much of a hockey fan, but was somewhat star-struck by their sudden arrival.
The pair had social media abuzz last summer when they were spotted hanging out a Dartmouth drive-thru window serving up double doubles and Bostom cream doughnuts.
Tim Hortons released a commercial later showing the two "drive-thru rookies" struggling to get coffees out to the customers.