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Toronto Airport Staff Give Girl's Lost Bear The Ride Of His Life

That was bear-y thoughtful!

02/10/2015 5:51 AM AEST | Updated 02/10/2015 5:51 AM AEST

Losing your luggage -- or your best fluffy friend -- is never fun when you're on a trip.

But it's not so bad at Toronto Pearson International Airport, where staff recently went above and beyond in returning a lost teddy bear to its owner after he went missing.

By the time the Steel family realized they had left behind RaRa, a good friend of four-year-old Phoebe, it was too late: They were already home in Saskatoon, Canada. The family posted a photo of RaRa on the airport's Facebook page, and staff were able to find and identify the bear. But before he arrived home, he went on one epically adorable journey:

  • Airport staff found RaRa in a drawer at the airport. But he was supposed to be on a plane with his family!
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • So he went through the security scanners...
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • ...and took a little ride on the moving sidewalk to catch his flight.
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • He cheered on the Toronto Blue Jays in the terminal...
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • ...and even chatted up a fine young lass while waiting to board.
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Finally, he was sent home to Phoebe, with a new friend in tow!
    Facebook/ Toronto Pearson International Airport

Airport staff ended up mailing RaRa back to his family, who were quite excited to see him arrive. It's all part of the airport's regular lost-and-found process, communications advisor Shabeen Hanifa told HuffPost.

"If anyone ever posts an item on our Facebook or Twitter, we try to find it as quickly as possible," she said. "If we can do good, it's always worth it for us."

That's just plane perfect. And RaRa's owner thinks so too:

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