Tuesday, October 27, 2020

It happened five years ago, but Hobbes hasn't forgotten it

 The plane to Houston, Texas, had already left the gate when six-year-old Owen Lake realized he'd left his favorite toy, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes, at the airport in Tampa, Florida. The tiger was one-of-a-kind, made by Owen's grandmother to look like one of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes."

Owen's mother called Tampa International and discovered that the staff didn't just rescue the lost tiger. They also took it on an adventure -- taking pictures of Hobbes' travels throughout the airport, including the control tower and the food court. 

Airport Operations Manager Tony D'Aiuto spent his lunch hours taking Hobbes on a tour, and paid for the picture book he gave Owen along with his missing (but very busy) tiger.

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