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.
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.
Seems like the elephant has found spiritual enlightenment.
He’s learned to dive.
He’s making lots of new friends.
Most of them seem just as protective of him as the kid who lost him.
He’s learning, the hard way, that life in the wild can be somewhat harsh.
And that life can be exquisitely beautiful.
He has found his way into some awkward situations, but is honing his sense of activism.
And his sense of adventure.
And he seems to have found his tender side, too. I know how this story ends, though. It isn’t good.
Thankfully, he moved on.
And he’s even showing up in some very unexpected places.
And he’s gotten in touch with his dark father.
He’s even gone to mars.
But he prefers the wilds and the company of his friends.
This ship might not sink like the one Leo was on.
And there’s so much history to see.
Lots of history.
Even more history. Thankfully, we evolve.
His travels, though, are attracting attention.
Don’t underestimate the philanthropy of the wizards at r/photoshopbattles. Some of these are so cute.
Even some weird African dreamscapes.
In the end, though, it seems he prefers the adventure. His travel agent has sent him to some great destinations.
And some that will test anyone’s courage.
After his around the world trips, he’s making it back home, and taking it easy.
And finding the solitude and tranquility of a good walk in the woods.