A little girl has been reunited with her lost teddy bear – thanks to the combined powers of Facebook and Twitter.
Phoebe Simpson accidentally left ‘Roar’ (who is actually a lion, by the way) on an East Coast train to Kings Cross this weekend.
Luckily passenger Lauren Vranch came across the well-loved toy and took to Twitter to help track down his owner.
Vranch tweeted her progress – including shots of Roar enjoying a stroll around Newcastle and watching Strictly Come Dancing.
Roar’s adventures went viral were picked up by the Spotted: On the Train Facebook page – where Phoebe’s father Ben was alerted to the missing toy .
See how Roar’s weekend adventure unfolded here.
Found this well loved little dude on an East Coast train at Kings Cross - let's find the owner, Twitter! pic.twitter.com/nKB5CMkApM
Prior to his return to the safety of Kings Cross, little bear will be having some adventures in Newcastle.
Little bear has found a cosy pub with a fire and a Christmas tree. Think he misses home tho. pic.twitter.com/CeNmpK5iaQ
Little bear has found a nice hotel to stay in. Tho the more I look at him, the more he looks like a dog. pic.twitter.com/69CstuhsBK
Bear has found his way backstage at Northern Stage Newcastle. He's going to see some panto. Lucky bear. pic.twitter.com/8WJnzmdCvo
— Lost Teddy Bear (@lostteddybear) December 15, 2013
Well done, internet!! It looks like the owner of #lostbear has been found. Bear is actually a lion - oops! :) Thanks everyone!!
— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop) December 15, 2013
I spoke to Phoebe's dad this morning and Roar is now on his way to Yorkshire to be reunited. Thanks to everyone who RTed and shared.
— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop) December 16, 2013