After returning home to Switzerland, a young Clayoquot Wilderness Resortguest – a little girl – discovered she’d left one of her favorite stuffed animals, ‘Rhino,’ at the lodge. Her father emailed the staff to see if anyone had seen the toy. And the Clayoquot Wild Team was immediately on mission. To ‘Save Rhino.’
The team located Rhino, then decided to have some fun with it. An email was sent back, saying Rhino had been found and in fact, had decided to make the most of his extended stay. The staff included a series of photos of Rhino fishing, kayaking, enjoying the Ivanhoe Lounge, playing pool, lounging in the hot tub and sauna, playing ping pong. The family loved it and once Rhino was returned safely home to Switzerland, responded with their own series of funny photos.
A similar scenario occurred at Zannier Hotel’s 1989 The Post in Belgium, where a couple and their four-year-old son stayed for five nights. Shortly after checking out, the family contacted the hotel, asking if anyone had found their son’s favorite teddy bear. After a long search, the hotel team sadly informed the toy was not in the hotel. But then, the receptionist remembered the family had dinner at the restaurant “Upper” the evening before. ‘Teddy’ was indeed still there.
The hotel staff picked up the bear and sent it back to the boy with some Sweet Ghentse Cuberdons and a note: “What Teddy didn’t eat is for you.”