Losing a favourite toy is enough to ruin any kid’s day. When a child loses a toy, they don’t get a chance to say goodbye to their favourite inanimate friend–and no kid should be deprived of that. Well, the kind people of the internet went above and beyond to make one little kid, mourning the loss of a stuffed elephant, feel a heck of a lot better.
Reddit user kontankarite posted a plea to people all over the world: “Friend’s son lost his favorite toy. Parents said the elephant is traveling around the world. Would love to share images of his travels with the son,” and people were more than willing to help via Photoshop. We’re not saying that people have too much time on their hands, but damn, they definitely put some effort into making these pictures look real.
Unfortunately, the little stuffed animal’s whereabouts are still unknown, but according to rumours (and pictures), the little guy’s been spotted jumping around from country to country. If you need to see it to believe it, check out the photos below.
Boy loses stuffed elephant, internet comes together to give it the trip of a lifetime
The first elephant to skydiveThis little stuffed animal has literally flown the coop. Although one little kid had to say a sad goodbye, it's nice to see that this toy's finally crossing things off its bucket list. Imgur
Making a friendSometimes, we can make friends in places furthest from home. We can't help but smile from seeing one elephant hanging out with a fellow elephant.Imgur
Stuffed elephant does The Big AppleIt kind of looks like the statue of liberty also doesn't want to let go of everyone's favourite stuffed animal. But for one tiny toy, the world's too big a place to stay put.Imgur
Floating into the sunsetTo be honest, we're a little jealous of the stuffed animal. This picture is every person's happily ever after dream, and yet, it's merely the beginning of the elephant's journey.Imgur
Living amongst the penguinsThis toy's a total chameleon, right? He fits in with everyone and everything. Plus, who wouldn't want to hug a penguin?Imgur
Exploring the Mayan ruinsOne lost stuffed animal has a lot in common with the lost Mayan civilization. So why not get to know each other a bit more?Imgur
Stuffed elephant goes scuba divingIt's adorable, it's adventurous and it's fearless. This stuffed animal's scuba diving solo-style, so let's face it, the elephant's got more guts than most of us will ever have.Imgur
Making its mark on historyWhen this stuffed animal came across the ancient stone heads made by a monolithic society, it just had to get a picture.Imgur
Touring AfricaYou can tell just by looking at its silhouette: the lost elephant no longer feels lost. Not when it's found a place with its own kind beneath a beautiful sunset.Imgur
Stuffed Elephant is over the moonThese photoshop skills are simply out of this world. Maybe the stuffed elephant will start exploring other planets too--once it finishes travelling all the different countries first, of course.Imgur