A sweet ten-year-old girl can’t hold back the tears of joy as she is re-joined with her best teddy bear, the one she thought that was gone forever!
This little girl, Brit Millie McAlpine had the unfortunate accident of losing her toy doggie while on holiday in the US, she was so upset about it…
She accidentally left her well-loved teddy, she called it her ‘Special Dog’, in the room of the hotel while her family was there on their holidays, it was the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios accompanied by mum Lucy, 41, dad Neil, 51, and sister Sophie, 14-years-old.
During the flight home, Millie suddenly realized that her ‘Special Dog’ was not there, but the hotel sent her the doggie back, she couldn’t sleep at all without her doggie.
Mom Lucy said:
“We were on the plane back home when Millie said: ‘Mummy I wish I had Special Dog.'”
“We rang the hotel as soon as we could and spoke to them right up until we had to put our phones away but they said they couldn’t find him. We were completely in their hands.”
“I knew exactly what happened. When we were leaving Millie was tired and didn’t want to get out of bed so she got dressed in bed and obviously just left Special Dog there.”
“We had the whole day to remember but we just didn’t!”
The flight was an emotional and sad nine hours for daughter Millie, she was completely lost without her doggie…
“She’s had Special Dog since she was born and slept with him every night …Millie takes him everywhere- on holiday, to sleepover and school trips. There’s no way she could be without him.”
Family friends and family all tried to cheer her up, new toys, they tried everything they could think of, but nothing was the same as her special doggie!
“We were really concerned at how we were going to get through it. Family would come round with new teddies but nothing fitted the same, nothing was quite the same although she was very grateful.”
“We tried to find a replacement for Special Dog and thought about pretending it was Special Dog but we just knew that she would notice.”
The family was unsure he would ever arrive back after they waited two weeks and there was no sign of mail, with her fluffy friend enclosed.
Then, one day, out of the blue, all but when they had lost hope, and with some frantic searching on the part of the hotel, fluffy special doggie was found and sent back to his home with Millie.
Arriving , addressed to Millie in a Hard Rock cafe lunchbox, it was Special Dog and she burst into tears!
The family said:
“Out of the blue we got an email from the hotel saying they had found him! We weren’t entirely sure it was him but they sent through photos and we just knew.”
“When she opened it she just burst into tears, it was a lovely moment. I think she was a bit overwhelmed with emotion but she was just so happy!”
The hotel made a lovely gesture and also send some gifts with the doggie, some photos, and some other little souvenirs, the photos showed teddy sitting by the pool relaxing, on his extended holiday…
“We thought that Special Dog was lost forever but the hotel really went above and beyond to bring him home and they took some lovely photos of Special Dog enjoying his holiday!”
“We couldn’t thank them enough for getting our girl smiling again!”
Do you know a special someone who would be equally devastated to lose a teddy?