A mother and a heartbroken nine-year-old girl have both taken to social media in the hope of finding a missing cuddly toy.
They have appealed to passengers and staff at Dublin Airport to help find a beloved cuddly pig that her ‘distraught’ daughter has lost.
Nine-year-old Imogen last had her teddy pig Theodora at T2 at Dublin Airport on Thursday January 23.
Her mother Elizabeth described Theodora as ‘utterly irreplaceable’. She tweeted the airport in the hope that the teddy had been found.
Elizabeth posted: “@askDUBairport please help! Lost pink teddy called Theodora. THE teddy for a very upset child. Lost in Terminal 2 with a pink scarf Burger King? Security…help.”
@askDUBairport please help! Lost pink teddy called Theodora. THE teddy for a very upset child. Lost in Terminal 2 with a pink scarf Burger King? Security…help
— Elizabeth Gardner (@ecmgardner) January 23, 2020
She later told Dublin live: “She is a pig teddy with a star on her foot and a sewn-on heart to cover a hole (from being cuddled so much) her tail shows signs of repeated sewing back on, and so does her head.
“She was wearing a knitted bright pink scarf, knitted by her young owner. She’s missed by a distraught child. Utterly irreplaceable. Please help.”
Days later, and with the teddy was still not found, Elizabeth and posted another appeal.
This time Imogen had helped her by drawing a picture of her cuddly friend with a description of her distinguishing features.
These included Theodora’s blue heart, grey and pink fur, chipped eyes and a little metal star on her foot.
@DublinAirport we are still desperately seeking #lostteddy Theodora who was lost in T2 on Thursday afternoon between security and preclearance. Can someone help bring her home? pic.twitter.com/0LpIuQKQ6l
— Elizabeth Gardner (@ecmgardner) January 27, 2020
The Gardner family had visited Burger King, Sunglass Hut, Loop and WH Smith while at the Terminal so if anyone is around that way, please keep your eyes peeled.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling