Owen Lake, 6, lost his stuffed tiger while taking a flight from the Tampa International Airport to Houston. Yes, that's Hobbes from the legendary comic strip Calvin and Hobbes! Through some apparent misunderstanding during a game of Calvinball, Hobbes and Owen got separated.
Owen's mother called the lost and found office and confirmed that Hobbes was there. But, unfortunately, they had to board their flight immediately. Hobbes would have to wait until the family returned to Tampa.
In the meantime, Hobbes toured the airport, seeing the whole operation . . . .
(Photos: Tampa International Airport)
Owen and Hobbes were eventually reunited. The airport staff gathered to say goodbye to Hobbes as he returned home.