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Child’s Toy Returned Thanks to Twitter

Down The Rabbit Hole

In the last week of writing leading up to Christmas, it feels great to sit down and write about everything I’m sure that we all want to hear about to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This story nearly takes the cake though.

I've written before about dogs being reunited with owners after large amounts of time and while that’s one of the best feel good topics, I think you’ll find this story just as heart-warming.

A child was reunited with her little toy bunny after being separated for over four weeks thanks to a solid social media campaign spearheaded on Twitter.


This all happened in Cambridge after someone found the bunny at the Grafton Centre car park. Once being found, the lost toy spent sometime in the lost and found box before parking attendant David Craig decided to do something about the lonely rabbit. He decided to take pictures of the rabbit and post them all across Cambridge hoping to attract the attention of the owner.

The pictures eventually drew the attention of Cambridge MP Julian Huppert and TV’s Kirstie Allsop who helped promote the pictures across twitter to help the rabbit find its way home.
At long last, the rabbit was reunited with its 18 month old owner, Jackie thanks to the delightful campaign.

The campaign was first noticed by Jackie’s Father, Prof. John Danesh’s PA after she had remembered him mentioning that his daughter was still upset over her missing cuddly friend.

After a quick phone call, David was happy to get the reunion in motion: ‘I know Jackie is the apple of his eye and he would do anything for her and so he was keen to get it back.’

After returning Flora the rabbit, David said: ‘She’s a lovely girl and as soon as she saw Flora she knew exactly who it was and started cuddling her as though she’d never been missing. I thought it would cheer people up at Christmas but I never expected it to get to big – it was just a bit of fun which got going and then snowballed!’

Nathalie Jacoby-Danesh, Jackie’s mum said that she was thrilled when Flora was returned and commented on how Jackie and Flora had been together since birth. I’m 25 years old now and still have the blanket I had as a baby tucked away somewhere in a cupboard. You have to hold onto those things.

Nathalie went onto say: ‘Jackie was completely miserable when she lost Flora – I spent hours walking around the Grand Arcade and retracing my steps but I just couldn’t find her. Neither my husband nor myself really use social media so his PA Hannah was very switched on to notice the campaign and it all came as a great surprise to us. It was a lovely gesture and it’s amazing that somebody would go to so much trouble to do something so kind.’

Nathalie has printed out pictures from the campaign to put in a book for when Jackie is older. That should make for a good story.

Isn't that a nice little heart-warming story? That should get you feeling a bit more cheery if the decorations aren't up yet.  

Tom has just graduated from University of East London in Creative and Professional Writing. He loves writing and is currently interning as a content writer hoping to go further. His other loves include Arnold Schwarzenegger films and his dog. Follow him @TomAtSMF

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Child’s Toy Returned Thanks to Twitter Reviewed by Unknown on Friday, December 19, 2014 Rating: 5
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