February 12, 2014

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday

White Dog and the Army think that too often people forget it is the seemingly little things that make a huge difference in making the world more wonderful. Imagine how amazing things would be if simple gratitude and random acts of kindness became the norm. Just a compassionate word, a small gesture like bringing in the neighbor’s trash bin, or sharing a “Need A Home” rescue post…little things…change lives. Bring light. Fill the soul.

We believe that everyday people, two- and four-legged, are wired to be heroes of this sort and when we open up and allow that concern and care to come out, we push back the darkness with positivity. On this cold, weather beaten night we offer a story that is warm and wonderful…like bedtime stories should be…and ask you to smile as you whisper a word of blessing to an everyday hero.

A Little Girl Cried For Days Over Her Lost Stuffed Animal. How She Found It Made Me Cry.
Sunny Skyz.com/ Good News. February 10, 2014

A woman named Lauren Bishop Vranch found a small stuffed animal, lost and forlorn at Kings Cross Station. The little thing was completely threadbare and had obviously been some child’s close companion for years—and now he was all alone. Determined to help out a little boy or girl in need, Lauren picked up the stuffed animal (which she guessed was a teddy bear) and took to the Internet. She was determined to save it!

Her first, alerting the Internet of the bear’s predicament.

She tried to give the little guy to the employees at the station, but they advised her that the bear would probably end up very far from where he was lost. So, Lauren took the little bear with her! He was in for quite a trip…

All the while, she updated her Twitter account with pictures and status updates, using the hashtag #lostbear, hoping to find the owner. “Little bear has found a cosy pub with a fire and a Christmas tree. Think he misses home tho.”

She also took him to see a show at Northern Stage Newcastle. She even took him backstage (lucky bear). She even put the little guy up at a hotel (with her anyway).

He was seeing the world. But no matter how much fun Lauren was having with her new friend, she was determined to get him home. “Sad #lostbear. Not out of the (metaphorical) woods yet. Someone must know him.”

Lauren took him back to London where Lost Property awaited. The Internet did its best to help aid Lauren in her search. Unfortunately, when she got back to London, she was unable to go to the Lost Property Department as it was closed on weekends. So, the two stayed in and watched television.

Then something miraculous happened! The family that the little bear belonged to saw Lauren’s post on a Facebook page. A little girl named Phoebe lost the little (as it turns out) lion named Roar when she was on a family trip to London. “Well done, Internet!! It looks like the owner of #lostbear has been found. Bear is actually a lion—oops! J Thanks everyone!!” she wrote.

And after another special trip to London… Ben Simpson: “WOW the power of the internet and kind folk—that’s my daughter Phoebes bear—she has been in tears all weekend and I have just shown her the picture and she is over the moon. Thank you all so much!”

Phoebe and Roar were back together again! Sometimes the internet proves to be full of really awesome people. Lauren posted, “I spoke to Phoebe’s dad this morning and Roar is now on his way to Yorkshire to be reunited. Thanks to everyone who RTed and shared.”

Thank you, Lauren, because you just restored our faith in humanity!


Jo's World said...

What a sweet and touching tale! The power of the 'net! Cheers to all.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Brian said...

That is such a sweet, sweet story!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a heartwarming story! Hopefully that little girl will remember the kindness and share it with another person in need at some point in her life.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Little Reufus said...

O my... what a sweet sweet story!

wif lubbs from Little Reufus

haopee said...

Awwww. Roar and Phoebe finally got back with each other. Lauren is such a nice person. Roar is lucky he was found by her.