A HEARTBROKEN nine-year-old girl is appealing for help in finding a beloved cuddly toy that was lost on a visit to Dublin Airport last week.
Elizabeth Gardner has taken to social media in an attempt to try and track down her daughter Imogen’s “utterly irreplaceable” teddy pig Theodora.
Writing on Twitter, she appealed to airport workers and those travelling through the airport to keep a close eye out for the well-worn stuffed toy.
“Theodora who was lost in T2 on Thursday afternoon (January 23) between security and preclearance. Can someone help bring her home?” she wrote.
@askDUBairport please help! Lost pink teddy called Theodora. THE teddy for a very upset child. Lost in Terminal 2 with a pink scarf Burger King? Security...help
— Elizabeth Gardner (@ecmgardner) January 23, 2020
Speaking to Dublin Live, Elizabeth described the beloved teddy, which remains missing at the time of writing.
She said: “She is a pig teddy with a star on her foot and a sewn-on heart to cover a hole (from being cuddled so much) her tail shows signs of repeated sewing back on, and so does her head.
“She was wearing a knitted bright pink scarf, knitted by her young owner. She’s missed by a distraught child. Utterly irreplaceable. Please help,” she added.
The search for Theodora has been further aided by Imogen, who drew an adorably detailed picture of her missing cuddly piggy.
@DublinAirport we are still desperately seeking #lostteddy Theodora who was lost in T2 on Thursday afternoon between security and preclearance. Can someone help bring her home? pic.twitter.com/0LpIuQKQ6l
— Elizabeth Gardner (@ecmgardner) January 27, 2020
It includes key details like Theodora's "small mouth", "grey/pink fur" and "pink hooves" and notes key details like the fact that the pig's tail and head have been “sewed on countless times”.
Tweeting out alongside the hashtag #findtheodora, if you or anyone you know visited or was working at Dublin airport that particular day, please get in touch.