A six year old boy named Owen was going on vacation but left his stuffed tiger named “Hobbes” behind at Tampa International Airport.
His mother called the airport and the tiger was found in the children’s play area at Airside C. That’s when Airport Operations Center Manager Tony D’Aiuto had an idea. Why not take the tiger on a tour while he awaits his owner’s return? So Hobbes had adventures at the airport, checking out planes, behind the scenes work areas and even stopped for Gelato.
D’Aiuto even had the adventures made into a photo book which was presented to Owen when he returned to pick up his beloved friend.
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