Realising you’ve lost a beloved fluffy toy is an awful feeling. Luckily for one little girl, that toy flew 200 miles to be returned to her.
Four-year-old Summer lives on Orkney, an island off the tip of Scotland. Sadly, when travelling back to Orkney through Edinburgh airport she left poor teddy somewhere and didn’t realise it until after her plane had taken off.
Summer’s mum Donna put word out about the lost bear, contacting the airport lost-and-found as well as posting on a few Orkney-based social media groups.
Luckily Kirsty, one of the cabin crew at Logan Air and herself an Orcadian, spotted the appeal on social media. She asked her colleagues at Logan Air in Edinburgh to have a look for Teddy, and sure enough he was found in lost property.
“As soon as I spotted the plea on social media I thought it would be easy for the airline to try and help,” said Kirsty in an official statement. “It was a heart-warming moment to be there for Summer and Teddy’s reunion, it definitely brought a little tear to my eye.”
On Wednesday evening Teddy caught the 1750 flight on a 34 seat Saab-340 aircraft from Edinburgh to Kirkwall, where he was given his own seat and a complimentary caramel wafer.
And he even got to visit the cockpit.
Soon he was reunited with Summer, and they were very happy to see each other again.
“It was wonderful to see Teddy back in the company of Summer and we’re pleased to have played a role,” said Kay Ryan, Commercial Director at Loganair in an official statement.
We’re all very glad Teddy made it home safe.