Six-year-old Owen Lake is a huge Calvin & Hobbes fan, to the point where he named his own beloved stuffed tiger Hobbes. But when the Lake family recently came back from a five-day vacation, they realized that sadly, Hobbes had been left behind at the airport.
So Owen’s mother called the Tampa International Airport’s lost and found office to ask for their help retrieving her son’s stuffed animal. Apparently, Owen was distraught over the loss, as Hobbes is a “one-of-a-kind” stuffed animal who was made by his aunt, she told the Tampa Bay Times.
Airport staff found and rescued the orange-and-black tiger, but airport operations center manager Tony D’Aiuto wanted to kick this rescue up a notch. He had a coupon code to make a hardbound photo book at Walgreens, which gave him an idea: He could take Hobbes to some of the less-explored areas of the airport and stage photos with the stuffed toy.