Stuffed bear goes on an adventure in the park of the state after the 5-year-old boy accidentally leave it behind

A small boy was in for a surprise when he was reunited with his lost teddy bear.
(Thanks to Myrtle Beach State Park)

A 5-year-old boy was reunited with his beloved teddy bear on Wednesday – but not before the stuffed animal got to go on an adventure of his own.

Thompson McDaniel, was visiting Myrtle Beach State Park with his family when he accidentally set the bear on the back of the cabin rentals.

As soon as the family returned home to Columbia, S. C., and saw the stuffed animal’s disappearance, they called the park to see if the bear was there – it was.


The Park rangers agreed to send the teddy bear back to Thompson, but first, they are equipped of the forgotten toys in a ranger hat on and took it on an excursion in and around the park, Myrtle Beach Online reported.

Before the bear, park rangers took it on a little adventure around the park.
(Thanks to Myrtle Beach State Park)

Assistant Park Manager Amanda Jenkins was reportedly the one who came up with the idea for the bear around the park and take snapshots to send to Thompson.

“We wanted to show how much fun the bear had on his little mini-vacation,” Jenkins told Myrtle Beach Online.

The rangers sent the family of the photos of the bear “mini-vacation”, as well as the wear of the new ranger hat along the bear itself.


As soon as the bear had returned from the little boy renamed “the Lord Junior Ranger Bear.”
(Thanks to Myrtle Beach State Park)

Thompson was reportedly very happy with the photos and bear his name Mr. Junior Ranger Wear.

“When he saw the photos, he said, ‘bear went fishing,'” Thompson’s father, Greg McDaniel, told Myrtle Beach Online.

To add to the sweetness of the story, Thompson is a hand-written thank-you note for the rangers, who kept his beer safe.

“Thank you for holding my beer for a few days. Thompson, ” the letter read.

Thompson thanked the park rangers for keeping his beer safe.
(Thanks to Myrtle Beach State Park)

“I will say I am not surprised by this genuine act of kindness,” Kaley Lawrimore of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources told FTW Outside. “The good folks at Myrtle Beach State Park not only returned Thompson’s carrying him, but also gave him a happy memory that he will always associate with one of the many other state parks.”


Lawrimore added that she hopes Thompson “, continues his stuffed bear on many more adventures around the state.”

Thompson’s bear is not the first forgotten stuffed animal to be taken on an adventure. In Norfolk, Va., a little girl’s stuffed dog was found at the airport by a police officer and around, posing for photos before being returned.

In January, a little boy’s stuffed bear was taken around a posh resort as he was forgotten at a hotel in Hawaii, earning praise from the mother of the child.

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