The Lake family was traveling to Houston from the Tampa airport when Owen age 6, left Hobbes behind at the airport.
Hobbes is one of a kind. Owen's aunt made Hobbes and he is very special to the six year old.
Mrs. Lake contacted the airport and Tony D'Aiuto, the airport operations center manager, took Hobbes on a adventure all over the building. He took Hobbes on a tour of the airport, photographing the stuffed toy in different locations and made a book of Hobbes adventures to give to Owen. Mr. D'Aiuto did this on his lunch break.
Hobbes was waiting for Owen at the lost and found when they returned to Florida along with a new book to show Owen what Hobbes was up to while he was away from his buddy.
A series of photos of Hobbes at the airport is Here