LSU announced on Monday that its beloved mascot, Mike the Tiger, has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, an inoperable form on cancer. Folks from around the world of college athletics are sending their condolences to Mike, but one gesture stands out in particular.

Arkansas Razorback mascot ‘Tusk’ sent flowers and a thoughtful message to Mike, which is noteworthy given Arkansas and LSU’s intense history of athletic competition.

Take a look:

Thanks, Tusk! Arkansas' Razorback sent me flowers. #MascotsStickTogether

A photo posted by Mike VI, LSU's Live Mascot (@miketigervi) on

#MascotsStickTogether, indeed.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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