Today is National Pancake Day, which means one must indulge in this syrupy delight in order to commemorate this unofficial holiday. IHOP, who has effectively created this national celebration, is offering their beloved customers a deal they cannot refuse, free pancakes! 

The company will be giving away a short stack of their pancakes for free from 7 am to 7 pm today only. There is no coupon, loyalty rewards program or subsidiary purchase required in order to qualify for some free grub. The offer is only valid at participating IHOP restaurants, but most locations seem to be partaking in the day's festivities.

In lieu of their free pancakes, IHOP is encouraging patrons to make a charitable donation. Every year, the company collects donations for local children's hospitals and health organizations during National Pancake Day; they are hoping they can muster $5 million in charitable contributions throughout today's proceedings. Since its inception, IHOP's annual celebration of pancakes has helped the breakfast chain raise over $30 million for charities. 

Naturally, people have taken to Twitter to express their excitement towards the day's festivities.