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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 27: The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final logo is seen through the Bobby Orr statue prior to Game One between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on May 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Bruins legend Bobby Orr recently voiced his support for healthcare workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. And now so is his 800-pound bronze statue outside TD Garden.

WBZ-TV posted a new video to its Instagram page on Wednesday that should amuse Bruins fans. At least as amused as you could be in a time like this. It’s the Bobby Orr statue wearing scrubs and a mask as a tribute to the doctors and nurses fighting the novel coronavirus.

???????? Another Boston statue paying tribute to health care workers - now Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr is wearing scrubs and a face mask outside the TD Garden!

WBZ-TV 4 (CBS Boston) posted on Instagram: "???????? Another Boston statue paying tribute to health care workers - now Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr..." * See 2,928 photos and videos on their profile.

Don’t care if WBZ-TV staged this whole thing. Anything that puts the Bobby Orr statue in the spotlight (without, you know, actually vandalizing it) is cool.

This video comes on the heels of the deadliest day yet for the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. The state reported 252 new deaths, its biggest single-day toll so far, and 1,963 new cases. Through Wednesday, there are 3,405 confirmed fatalities and 60,265 cases.

Cynics will say that slapping a mask and scrubs on the Bobby Orr statue does nothing to fight the virus. I would ask them to try missing the point a little more. Massachusetts and America need all the emotional lifts they can get right now. There’s nothing wrong with highlighting one of Boston’s greatest sports figures to do that.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at