Viral effort builds to find boy's lost stuffed animal

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Viral Effort Builds to Find Boy's Lost Stuffed Animal


A little boy in Iowa lost his most important worldly possession – and the story of his mom's quest to get is back is going viral.

The question on everybody's mind is "Where's Raffi?"

Andrew Heugel is eight years old and his giraffe "Raffi" has been by his side since birth – most importantly perhaps – through three open heart surgeries. He suffers from a rare heart condition and Raffi has been there through it all.

His mom, Jen Ellett Huegel, posted on Facebook, asking friends to look for Rafii, and now the world is on a mission to find the Giraffe and return him to Andrew.

Raffi last coordinates were somewhere between Bowling Green, Kentucky and Myrtle Beach – perhaps at a gas station or rest stop - while the family traveled through Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky. They went on through Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

You can share this story and any updates with the Hashtag #FindRaffi.

Raffi is famous! He's still not found, but thank you so much to all who have shared my original post about Andrew...

Posted by Jen Ellett Huegel on Friday, July 10, 2015
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