Lovey’s journey, deputies return stuffed animal lost at Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport

Lovey’s journey, deputies return stuffed animal lost at Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — Okaloosa County deputies arrived to the rescue soon after a beloved stuffed animal named Lovey received separated from her operator on Dec. 29 at the Destin-Fort Walton Seashore airport.

A mom and daughter duo from Italy have been traveling by means of Florida to California for the duration of a family members holiday getaway tour when 3-year-old Adeline lost Lovey.

Grandmother to Adeline, Leigh Ann Pincus, instructed Lovey’s extraordinary journey residence to WKRG Information 5.

“They experienced flown to Florida to pay a visit to Adeline’s paternal grandparents right before coming to California to stop by us for a few weeks, and when they ended up leaving Florida, they dropped Lovey in the airport,” mentioned Pincus. “They understood that when they bought on the plane and at first the flight attendant instructed my daughter that she could get off the airplane and go search for her, but then they would enable her off.”

Pincus stated Lovey was a little one-shower reward that Adeline has liked since her beginning. This fact produced it straightforward for the grandmothers to soar into action.

“So I quickly termed missing and discovered, as did the paternal grandmother. Adeline’s dad who was back again dwelling in Italy emailed misplaced and uncovered and they told us that nothing at all experienced been turned in. So at that position, I reached out to the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Section and asked if a person would kindly help us identify Lovey,” reported Pincus.

When Adeline and her mom Erika produced it to California, Pincus said they ended up each upset, but Erika was the most distraught.

“Erika was continue to crying when they bought to San Francisco that day,” said Pincus. “When they got off the airplane Adeline advised me ‘it was Ok and that the individuals in the airport were being likely to glimpse for Lovey,” but Erika was however crying at the assumed of getting rid of Lovey, she felt that new mother guilt that she experienced allow her infant down.”

The subsequent working day, the loved ones got very good news. OCSO deputies observed Lovey and were being prepared to ship her off to California.

Captain Chad Rewis with Lovey

“We tracked her on FedEx and Lovey had stops in Ga and Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, and then California so we advised her that Lovey experienced really a tale to notify,” explained Pincus.

The loved ones tried out an aged goldfish trick on Adeline and purchased a substitution Lovey on eBay, but Pincus explained that prepare unsuccessful.

“She was contacting her ‘Replacement Lovey,’ but she rapidly discarded her when Lovey confirmed up,” mentioned Pincus.

This isn’t Lovey’s 1st time on her have. Leigh Ann and Erica claimed Adeline missing Lovey in Positano, Italy in the course of a highway vacation. The family backtracked and observed the stuffed animal on the facet of the road and it experienced been operate around.

“Lovey has a ton of lives,” claimed a laughing Leigh Ann.

Erika and Leigh Ann mentioned they want to prolong a big thank you to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office environment for seeking for and returning Lovey. They shared pictures of a content Adeline with her Lovey back again safely in her arms.