Read this heart-warming story about Hobbes the tiger’s adventures at Tampa airport.
In a world where most of us are increasingly career and work driven, there’s nothing nicer to see than people managing to maintain their sense of humour. A heart-warming story proves the case when staff at Tampa International Airport didn’t lose theirs after a young boy lost his toy tiger.
Hobbes, the stuffed tiger, became separated from his owner, six-year-old Owen Lake, when his family travelled to Houston recently. When staff at Tampa airport found Hobbes, a one-of-a-kind toy made especially for Owen by his aunt, that was only the start of the story.
Rather than leaving Hobbes to sit sadly in lost property, the airport’s operations centre manager, Tony D’Aiuto, took the tiger on adventures instead. From the air traffic control tower to the employee gym, Hobbes also ate some gelato, rode on a luggage cart, lounged by the Marriott pool and hung out with the airport fire fighters.
The cherry on top was the hard-bound book D’Aiuto had made from the photos of Hobbes adventures, which was waiting for Owen, along with his striped friend, at the airport’s lost and found.
If this doesn’t restore your faith in humanity, we’re not sure what will.
Why not take a look at the photos of Hobbes’ adventures and tell us what you think of this initiative by Tampa International airport?
You can read more at Tampa Bay Times.
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