Photos: A hotel tracks down a lost stuffed bunny, delightfully gives it the five-star treatment by Corinne Purtill

On Jan. 2, staff at the luxury Adare Manor Hotel in Ireland’s County Limerick were clearing away breakfast when they discovered a lost guest in the dining room.

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“I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor,” the hotel posted on its website next to a photo of a forlorn-looking stuffed bunny.

Staff began to search for the human who left the toy behind. In the meantime, they decided to have a little fun.

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The hotel began to document the bunny’s stay at the neo-Gothic manor on its Facebook page. As the toy’s stay grew more luxurious, a few thousand people began to follow along.

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The bunny’s owner, a little girl from County Tipperary, was located within a day of the postings. Her family promised to return to the hotel to pick him up the next day.

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“Home to Nenagh across the river tomorrow, still having fun at Adare Manor,” the bunny reported on Jan. 3.

Of course, by now he had grown accustomed to a life of luxury.

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And never having to do anything for himself.

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But lovely as the accommodating (and PR-savvy) hotel was, there’s no place like home. The reunion was sweet.

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“Reunited at last … yippee!” the bunny (now identified as Jellycat) reported on Jan. 4. “I got lots of lovely hugs from my pretty owner Kate and now we’re heading home for our next adventure.”

 

 

 

 

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