A two-year-old boy was over the moon to be reunited with a cuddly toy he cannot sleep without thanks to a charity shop in Haywards Heath.
Laura Atkins came looking for an Iggle Piggle cuddly toy owned by her two-year-old son, Joe, in the British Heart Foundation Shop on South Road last week, but the teddy was nowhere to be seen.
Assistant manager Tania Rodd said: “A lady came into our British Heart Foundation Shop this morning and returned a while later to say she had lost an Iggle Piggle cuddly toy from In the Night Garden, and her little boy would not sleep without him.
“A couple of hours later we found him up the road and realised we had no contact details for her, so we are appealing to you for your help to reunite this little lost toy with its, very sad I’m sure, owner.”
A sign next to Iggle Piggle, displayed in the store window, explained that the cuddly toy was lost, sad and lonely without his family.
“He is sitting in our window at 96 South Road Haywards Heath, waiting for his family,” Tania added.
A colleague of Joe’s mother noticed the appeal on the Middy’s web site, and the pair were reunited.
“He’s over the moon, he won’t stop hugging him and hasn’t put him down since,” Laura said.
“His grandma bought him a replacement Iggle Piggle but he completely rejected him!”