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Kid’s Lost Elephant Makes Round-The-World Journey: Faith in Humanity Restored

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If you were ever a kid, and I’d bet you were, I assume there was a toy you loved more than all of the others. For me, it was small stuffed bear named George. I still have George, which makes me among the lucky ones. But check out this story of one little kid who lost his beloved stuffed animal.

The wayward pachyderm came to the attention of those on Reddit when Redditor kontankarite posted this message: “Friend’s son lost his favorite toy. Parents said the elephant is traveling around the world. Would love to share images of his travel with his son.”

Here’s the elephant image that accompanied the plea for help.

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In the past, this would have meant someone would have had to find the elephant, and mail him around the world. But thank s to the magic of technology, the stuffed toy is on an epic adventure.

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Seems like the elephant has found spiritual enlightenment.

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He’s learned to dive. 07012016b 31

He’s making lots of new friends.

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Most of them seem just as protective of him as the kid who lost him.07012016b 28

He’s learning, the hard way, that life in the wild can be somewhat harsh.

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And that life can be exquisitely beautiful. 07012016b 26

He has found his way into some awkward situations, but is honing his sense of activism.

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And his sense of adventure.

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And he seems to have found his tender side, too. I know how this story ends, though. It isn’t good.

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Thankfully, he moved on. 07012016b 20

And he’s even showing up in some very unexpected places.

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And he’s gotten in touch with his dark father.07012016b 18

He’s even gone to mars.

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But he prefers the wilds and the company of his friends.

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This ship might not sink like the one Leo was on.07012016b 14

And there’s so much history to see.

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Lots of history.07012016b 12

Even more history. Thankfully, we evolve.

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His travels, though, are attracting attention.

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Don’t underestimate the philanthropy of the wizards at r/photoshopbattles. Some of these are so cute. 07012016b 08

Mayan ruins.

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American splendor.07012016b 06

Even some weird African dreamscapes.

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In the end, though, it seems he prefers the adventure. His travel agent has sent him to some great destinations.

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And some that will test anyone’s courage. 07012016b 02

After his around the world trips, he’s making it back home, and taking it easy.

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And finding the solitude and tranquility of a good walk in the woods.