FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police Services asked the public for help with an unusually cute investigation over the weekend.
A stuffed lion that looks well-loved was left at the Taste of Fort Collins festival on Saturday.
Police said the lost lion “found an officer” and asked anyone who might know the owner to call in.
On Sunday morning, police happily announced the successful resolution of the important investigation.
Police tweeted a photo of “Lucky the Lost Lion” cuddled up under the covers with a baby and two other stuffed animals.
They didn’t say how old the baby girl in the photo is but said Lucky had been reunited with its family.
“Fort Collins, you really outdid yourself — our original post alone was shared 1,300 times in just 12 hours and reached nearly 100,000 people!” Fort Collins police said on Facebook. “Your kindness and compassion is amazing and yet another reason why we love living and serving in this community.”
“We are so thankful that you took the time to post about my daughter’s misplaced stuffed animal!” Lucky’s family said.
We are so LUCKY to live in a community that cares enough about their residents to do something like this!”