Norfolk airport police find the girl’s lost stuffed dog, take him on an adventure

When a girl left behind her favorite stuffed animal at the airport, the police took him on an adventure and a documentary about the whole thing for her.

(Kelly Bridges)

When a girl left behind her beloved stuffed dog at the Norfolk International Airport in Virginia, police stepped in to save the day, the detection of the small furry toys and take him on an adventure, documenting the whole thing.

Eight-year-old augustus “Gussie” Bridges was in the car on the way home with her parents, Kelly and Jonathan, when she realized that she had forgotten her dog, Cookie-Dough on a table in the terminal.

“I thought she would start crying,” Kelly told The Virginian-Pilot. “They had just a few weeks ago from one of those claw machines at Chicho’s Pizza with her father, and she was really attached to it.”


Kelly said she called the lost and found and was told that the airport police would go searching for the missing stuffed dog. Shortly after, the airport police called to inform her Cookie Dough is located and was safe.

When Kelly took Gussie to pick up Cookie Dough a few days later, they discovered that he had quite the adventure in his time away.

“She was going to pick up today and they gave her this book, and I about cried. Norfolk International Airport you are great,” Kelly wrote on Facebook, along with photos of a hand-made booklet, the officers had pressed for Gussie, with the title “The Adventures of Cookie Dough at the Norfolk Airport.”

(Kelly Bridges)

The airport police had called Cookie-Dough an honorary police officer, dressing him in a uniform and take him to the airport, him for the photos on the luggage carousel, sliding down the escalator railing and more.

(Kelly Bridges)

(Kelly Bridges)

“I’m having so much fun…but I still miss you so much!” a line in the book reads below pictures of the Cookie Dough away in the police car.

(Kelly Bridges)

“I’m really hungry…but don’t worry. They fed me!” another page reads below the pictures of the Cookie Dough next to an apple.

(Kelly Bridges)

Kelly, the Pilot told the agents said Cookie Dough was on plenty of adventures, but she had never expected something like this.

(Kelly Bridges)

“We knew that the parents of the girl had revealed that she was angry about the lost toys, so that the sender and the police just wanted to give a special touch to the back of the toy,” Steve Sterling, vice president of administration and operations for the Norfolk Airport Authority, told the Pilot.


Gussie was happy to get her favorite toy back, and her mother was touched by the thoughtful gesture. “It meant a lot to all of us,” Kelly told the Pilot. “It was just amazing what they did for Gussie.”

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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