Missing ‘Doudou’ found after Facebook post goes viral
MONTREAL — Just over 24 hours after posting an appeal on social media, a little girl from Quebec has been reunited with her missing stuffed lamb.
“Congratulations to the internet,” International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu organizers tweeted just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening. “The famous Doudou has been returned to her owner.”
It all began when Evelyne Mireault’s daughter lost her “toutou” (French for stuffed animal) at the International Balloon Festival on Saturday.
Mireault posted a photo on Facebook on Sunday with the words: “We’ll see if Facebook is magic. Share my message please.”
The post featured two photos: one of the missing stuffed animal, and another of Evelyne’s daughter holding a sign.
Yesterday on August 9, I lost my DouDou at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in St-Jean.
Help me find it, please. Share my message, s’il vous plaît.”
In less than 22 hours, the message had been shared nearly 140,000 times.
Monday evening, Mireault confirmed on her Facebook page that Doudou had been returned, sharing a photo and a message that read: “Doudou was found by Eugénie David! Wow! A real miracle!”
Take a look at the original post that captured Quebecers hearts.
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