Tampa International Airport Folks are pretty cool, when Hobbes the stuffed tiger got left behind, the airport folks made him feel at home until he was reunited with Cal..., I mean Owen.

 

The plane to Houston, had already left the gate when six-year-old Owen Lake realized he’d left his friend Hobbes, at the airport in Tampa, Florida. Owen’s grandmother made the toy tiger to look just like the one in the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes.”

Of course Owen was worried, so his mom called Tampa International to report the missing tiger. She discovered that the staff didn’t just find Hobbes they also took him on an airport adventure.  It's all on the Tampa International Facebook page.

Here he is with a Ramp Guy.

 

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Hobbes finds out who handles that airport foam. It's this guy

 

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He helped deliver some luggage.

 

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Hung around with some ladies who were looking at a computer screen.

 

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Too bad he is too stuffed for gelato!  Ha Ha Ha! Get it Stuffed?  I kill myself!

 

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And you can't take an airport tour without checking out the control tower!

 

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Hobbes wanted to share his adventure with Owen so the man who gave him the tour, Airport Operations Manager Tony D’Aiuto paid for a picture book that he gave to Owen when the boy came home to Florida.

 

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Tony, I don't know about Owen, But I Love You!