This stuffed bunny was found over the weekend by staff at the Adare Manor Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Most hotels would probably put a forgotten toy in a lost & found box, but not this one. After a young guest left behind their little rabbit, Adare Manor Hotel started documenting the experience of the lonely teddy, awaiting the return of his owner in the lap of luxury. “I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor 😂,” they wrote on Facebook.
The initial photo got a lot more shares than usual for the hotel’s page, so the staff decided to have a little fun while they attempted to reconnect the bunny with its owner.
“We decided to keep it going,” a spokesperson for the hotel told The Eagle. “We thought Facebook was a great way to get the word out there.”
The staff didn’t know the bunny’s name so they were just referring to him as “Bunny”, but they figured the stuffed animal was left behind after a local wedding.
As you can see, the bunny was treated very nicely by the staff.
Claire the concierge showed Bunny around the hotel.
And then, thanks to all the Facebook photos, Bunny was reconnected with his family!
Turns out the stuffed bunny named ‘Jellycat’ belongs to Kate Hogan. Her family posted a message to the hotel’s Facebook page Sunday night, saying that they were going to pick up the bunny on Monday. She told the hotel:
“Thank you for taking such good care of my special Jellycat. He was my first ever teddy a whole three and a half years ago. I was so lonely going to sleep last night, but I now know he had the best time. I’m so excited to have Jellycat back in my arms. Thank you again Adare Manor. Give him a hug tonight from Kate X”
With crisis averted, Bunny went back to living a life of luxury at the hotel.
He even got a massage on Monday
And then finally, on Monday, Kate and Bunny were reunited. Awww!! Mind you I’m sure the family didn’t have to pay Adare Manor’s rates for the Bunny’s stay which would have added greatly to their happiness.
Either way, more proof that it’s a Bunny Old World and a clever piece of Social Media marketing by the hotel.
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