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B.C. family offers reward for 4-year-old's toy lost between Banff and Kamloops

The Hubele family left to right, Jessica, Abby, Daniel, and Nate. Jessica says her daughter Abby lost her favourite toy somewhere between Banff and Kamloops on a recent family road trip. Four-year-old Abby is pictured with the toy in this submitted photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jessica Hubele
August 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - Four-year-old Abby was enjoying a road trip from Vancouver to Edmonton but sadly she lost her favourite stuffed toy somewhere along the way.

Abby’s mom, Jessica Hubele, says the family was on a road trip to Alberta for a family wedding. They stopped in several cities including Golden, Salmon Arm and Banff and it’s when they were on their way back and stopped in Kamloops for a break, Hubele’s daughter realized her beloved toy that goes by the name ‘Chickie Baby’ was missing.

“Chickie baby came with us through Drumheller, through Edmonton, St. Albert and then to Banff,” she says. “(The toy) had actually fallen out of the car a few times and we had said to Abby ‘don’t put it on the side of the vehicle’… but you know when you’re four you have to pee, and then you have to pee again, and then you want a snack and so she was in and out (of the car).”

Hubele says they were in Kamloops on Aug. 16 and spent the day.

“We were at the nature park all day in Kamloops… and we realized it was gone,” she says.

When the family returned home, Hubele says she turned to social media in an effort to find her daughter’s favourite toy. The 99-cent toy, that was a gift from the Easter Bunny two years ago, received more attention than the mother anticipated.

“Abby actually has a whole family of ducks and chickens, she loves them… but Chickie Baby was the original and it’s really sad because she played with it, she brushed it and dressed it up."

The mother says she put up a $100 reward plus six chocolate coins for anyone who found the toy.

“Abby got some gold chocolate coins when she was in Banff so those coins are from her," Hubele says.

So far the post has been shared more than 6,000 times and Hubele says she can't believe how much attention it's received.

"I think it's so crazy that Chickie Baby and my daughter are getting so much attention... it's the stuff marketing dreams are made of," she laughs.

At this point, the mother says they believe Chickie Baby is gone for good, but if she does pop up, people can contact her through her Facebook page.


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