Nothing in life lasts forever, not even Auston Matthews’ iconic mustache. The Toronto Maple Leafs star parted with his signature facial hair in support of Movember and showcased his new look on social media.
Matthews appeared in a video posted by Movember Canada, thanking the public for donations to his campaign. “It’s been an amazing month, but a deal is a deal and the time has come to shave off this mustache,” he said.
The video then shows Matthews as he gets his facial hair shaved off, and then rubbing the bare skin above his lip in disbelief.
The moustache is gone! Thank you @AM34 for your epic support and to the unreal fans and partners who showed up and helped him surpass his $134,000 goal to change the face of men’s health. [1/2] pic.twitter.com/kPtoovhPeg
— Movember Canada (@MovemberCA) December 1, 2021
Fans wasted no time reacting to the player’s new look in the comments. Some are calling it a flashback to Matthews’ early days as an NHL rookie, others are glad to see it go, and a few people already seem to miss it.
He looks like a hockey player now instead of guy selling ad space on park benches
— Dad (@Potcy) December 1, 2021
love that he kept the stache so long because his mom liked it but love his baby face.
— Nancy Metcalf (@nancymetcalf7) December 1, 2021
Mixed emotions.😀=for the money raised😢=for seeing the best Leafs moustache outside of Lanny McDonald gone
I hope it leads to a breakout scoring month for @AM34. It will be a great way to end 2021.
— Rob Quadrini (@Rob_Quadrini75) December 1, 2021
Noooo!! Auston and his moustache were going to get me the finest Cancun Gold available. The Cartel won’t sell anything to that clean-cut looking kid!
— Darren Shaw (@Darren_WHU66) December 1, 2021
Maybe the mustache was the only thing holding the Leafs back from the Stanley Cup? Looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.