Well, Hello, Dolly

So what did your summer vacation look like? If it so happened that you went to a bakery-tasting, rode a ferry, met some boy scouts and wore a bona-fide beauty pageant’s tiara, well, you weren’t the only one. Little Addison, a doll from Windsor, Ontario, made touring northern Michigan her business when she was left behind on a family vacation.

It was an accident, of course, that Little Addison was forgotten on a ferry dock. Big Addison is only three years old, and three year olds – even those who love their dolls dearly – are easily distracted.

But Heather Tamlyn, the marketing manager of Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry, knew that Little Addison’s human was probably missing her, so she spread the word through social media. She also posted photos of Little Addison having, quite frankly, a pretty fun time as she hung out in various Mackinaw City hot spots.

Back home in Windsor, Addison Drake’s parents had discovered the doll was missing and tried to give their daughter a simple explanation: Little Addison was still on vacation. I don’t think they seriously expected to see the doll again. So mom must have been gobsmacked when she logged onto Facebook and discovered all the sightseeing photos of Little Addison.

Big Addison wasn’t too impressed, though, when mom and dad showed her the pics. According to a Toronto Star article, she demanded to know: “What’s my doll doing with those people? Why is my doll there? My doll needs to come home.”

Addison’s mom reached out to Tamlyn, and when the marketing manager heard from her, she cried. “I didn’t realize how attached I had become to the outcome,” she reportedly said.

Little and Big were reunited earlier this month.

Little Addison took a walk on the wild side. “Vacation” photos show her hanging out in a police cruiser, and riding a horse. Here, she practises handling a very big knife… with a very big smile. (Facebook photo)

Little Addison took a walk on the wild side. “Vacation” photos show her hanging out in a police cruiser, and riding a horse. Here, she practises handling a very big knife… with a very big smile. (Facebook photo)

2 responses to “Well, Hello, Dolly

  1. I swear I will never pass by a lost toy again…! Lovely story. Love the fact Big Addison was a bit ticked off with the whereabouts of her doll and in whose company she was keeping.

  2. Yes. Presumably only the adults found the photos charming. Thanks for your comment!

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