Lost in West Seattle: Have you seen “Londey” the bear?

(photo added early Wednesday)
The best place to report lost/found items is usually the WSB Forums – except for pets, which have their own page – but we wanted to share this one here too. Rebekah, Dan and daughter Luka are looking for “Londey” the bear and hope you have seen it:

My father just passed away on June 12th and before he died he took a trip to London. On his return he purchased a bear for his first granddaughter (who was only about 5 months at the time), my daughter Luka. He’s a tan bear with a hooded red sweatshirt with ‘London’ stitched to the front – we call him Londey. My daughter is very fond of him and carries him around by his hood. As I’m finding out now that he’s missing, he’s pretty sentimental to me too. We were at Whale Tail Park and Pioneer Coffee on Alki and then walked down Alki, around the point by the light house and back around to Whale Tail. Somewhere along the way, we misplaced him. I feel silly crying over a little bear, but I am truly heartbroken, as he was one of the more important things that she has from my late Father. The last place I recall seeing it was at Pioneer, I went back and looked around there, and left my info, but they have not seen it. And I’ve called all the shops down Alki.

I’m hoping that you may be able to make a post to your readers to keep their eyes peeled, or to call if they have found him. My phone number is 206-290-2352.

9 Replies to "Lost in West Seattle: Have you seen "Londey" the bear?"

  • Ms Pam September 22, 2009 (7:41 pm)

    My heart goes out to you! This is a huge loss. Hopefully the right person/people will find it and let you know. KEEP THE FAITH!!

  • Jose September 22, 2009 (8:30 pm)

    I’m hoping against hope that you have Londey returned safe and sound.

  • wsmom September 22, 2009 (8:39 pm)

    Here’s keeping my fingers crossed that Londey will turn up safe and sound!!

  • carrieann September 22, 2009 (8:44 pm)

    What a sad tale. And as a mom with two little ones who have similar loveys that are near and dear (one that was recently lost as well) I sympathize.

    Will keep a lookout for Londey, and hope he’s reunited with his owners, safely and soon!

  • Mary September 22, 2009 (9:58 pm)

    I live down here and will walk the route…so sorry…hope we find it!

  • Brindisi Art Attack September 22, 2009 (10:17 pm)

    We will be visiting London in a few weeks so could possibly find a replacement. I know it wouldn’t be the same but as a last ditch effort we’d be willing to help. . . . . .wouldn’t be able to get it to you until December but it could be a surprise Christmas gift. . . . . I totally understand if this won’t meet your needs, just throwing it out there. . . . .

  • Rebekah September 23, 2009 (8:03 am)

    Thanks for your help, everyone. I’m hoping that after another walk around our route I’ll find him today. I will keep you posted. It’s so nice to know that there are such kind and caring people out there. My heart is warm.
    Brindisi Art Attack – Thanks for the offer. I actually have a girlfriend who lives in London and who purchased a replacement “Londey” for her just in case – so we do have that one, but she knows the difference and well… I do too.

  • whaletailgirl September 23, 2009 (1:07 pm)

    What a bittersweet story. I hope you get “Londey” back. My friend went to Ireland in the early 90’s and brought back a similar bear for my daughter, and the bear subsequently became “Irish.” Now “Irish” is living in San Franciso with my daughter while she attends college. Best wishes on the hunt for “Londey.”

  • Rebekah September 24, 2009 (10:03 pm)

    UPDATE!!!!!! LONDEY HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!!! Thank you so much to the kind soul who took the moment to bring Londey into Alki Cafe in the hopes that someone would come back to him. I cried some happy tears this morning when Alki Cafe called me. West Seattle is the BEST. Luka slathered Londey in many kisses when they were reunited today!

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