After leaving the treasured cuddly toy on an easyJet flight, a mother turns detective to find her four-year-old daughter’s missing teddy bear. Chelsey Peters went from Jersey to London Luton with her daughter Alice. Before they left, Ms Peters attached an AirTag on their favorite teddy, Toby. Mother discovered the bear had gone missing that night and discovered it had been abandoned on a flight. She found anyone who could assist her, and the bear has now been returned.
After her four-year-old daughter’s teddy bear was heartbreakingly left on an easyJet flight, a mother went detective to find him.
Chelsey Peters of Trinity, New Jersey, couldn’t believe Alice’s beloved Toby was gone forever after the kid abandoned him on a vacation to see family.
On October 27, they went from Jersey to London Luton Airport, and Ms Peters put an AirTag on the black teddy bear before they departed, just in case.
When she was putting Alice to bed that night at her grandmother’s house, she realized the teddy had been left behind on the plane.
Chelsey Peters’ worst nightmare came true on October 27 when she discovered her four-year-old daughter Alice’s favorite teddy bear Toby was missing and in London Luton Airport.
The Peters family, which included Alice’s four-year-old brother Oliver and Ms Peters’ husband Daniel, went from Jersey to Luton for a wedding and to see family in Kent.
Most parents would have acknowledged defeat and started looking for a new cuddly toy right afterwards.
Ms Peters, on the other hand, was determined to find Toby bear and began emailing members of staff at Luton’s lost property department and tracking Toby’s AirTag location in the hope that he may be reunited with her daughter.
‘Toby is Alice’s dearest friend and goes everywhere with her,’ Ms Peters added. He is no longer permitted to attend school, therefore he remains at home or in her luggage.
Alice, four, had owned the black teddy bear since she was a baby in 2018 and was distraught to discover it had gone missing when she awoke on Friday morning.
Ms Peters said her daughter was heartbroken after Toby went missing because Alice “chews on his eye and always wants him if she’s angry or has wounded herself.”
‘She nibbles on his eye and craves him whenever she is upset or injured herself.
‘It was a rush and faff acquiring the hire car once we landed, so we didn’t discover Toby was missing until Alice went to bed at Grandma’s house.
‘When Alice awoke on Friday morning, she was heartbroken since he wasn’t there.
‘Grandma is Alice’s favorite person, and we hadn’t seen her since August, so she was first relieved but continued to miss him,’ she added.
‘Naively, we assumed we’d just be able to go to lost property on the way back and have him handed back to us,’ says the driver.
On October 27, the Peters family, which included Alice’s younger brother Oliver and Ms Peter’s husband Daniel, travelled from Jersey to Luton to attend a wedding and visit family in Kent.
Frantic Ms Peters began Tweeting to anyone who could assist, stating that her daughter had left her ‘comforter Toby’ on a flight from Jersey to Luton Airport.
Ms Peters attached an AirTag to the cherished teddy bear, Toby, before they departed, so she could follow the animal back to Luton Airport, where it had been left.
An easyJet flight video shows Alice cheerfully playing with Toby in her seat as the jet prepares to arrive at Luton. She’s had it since she was a newborn in 2018.
The family expected to be able to pick him up on their way back to Jersey, so they departed three hours early to look for him.
However, when the bear could not be found, they were forced to leave him behind.
Toby has since been relocated to an office in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, and is now awaiting delivery to his family.
‘Our kid left her favorite comforter Toby on flight EZY2312 Jersey to Luton on Thursday 27th,’ a distraught Ms Peters tweeted.
‘We dialed every number and spent hours at the check-in desk looking for him.’ He has an AirTag, and we know he was stored at Luton. Please assist in getting him back!’
‘Please help return him to a very sad four-year-old,’ she added. He’s been absent for six days!!!’
Mrs Peters immediately set about locating anyone who could assist her, including personnel from Menzies Aviation, EasyJet’s handling agent at Luton.
‘We kept emailing Menzies to find him but were getting no response,’ she explained.
I then searched Menzies Aviation for the email address of the site manager at Luton.
‘I sent our emails to him and received a ‘out of office’ message indicating that he had quit the organization.
‘Fortunately, his out of office message included his replacement’s contact information, including a phone number. My spouse called and was quite helpful in locating him.’
Staff combed through lost property and eventually discovered Toby sitting among other belongings.
He has since been relocated to an office in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, and is now awaiting delivery to his family.
‘We’re glad that Toby was found safe and well at Luton Airport and will be reunited with Alice,’ said an EasyJet official.
‘We wish them many more happy travels together,’ says the author.