A little girl from Ronkonkoma who lost her stuffed flamingo at a Chick-fil-A in Commack will be reunited with her feathered friend, thanks to a social media campaign launched by the restaurant.
The restaurant posted about the lost flamingo on its Facebook page Saturday. An employee spotted the young customer with her family and her flamingo at the restaurant Thursday, but the girl departed without her feathered friend, according to Mary Beasley, who coordinates outreach for the restaurant.
“Missing Flamingo on the loose Commack!” the Facebook post reads. “Please let us know if this belongs to your daughter! We are taking good care of her in the meantime!”
The post was shared more than 550 times.
Christi Thomson, 40, of Ronkonkoma, said she was scrolling through her Facebook feed Monday and was shocked when she noticed the photo of her daughter’s toy flamingo.
Madison Thomson, 3, lost the little bird — simply named “Flamingo” — after going to lunch with her father Thursday, Thomson said.
“It’s her favorite toy,” the mother of four said. “She goes everywhere with it, she sleeps with it. She’s really been missing it.”
Thomson immediately reached out to the restaurant.
“I thought it was really sweet for them to go out of their way to do this,” Thomson said.
Beasley said she plans to surprise Madison with Flamingo at a little reunion party at the Commack eatery on Friday. Employees will decorate a table in hot pink and Beasley plans to make a flamingo-themed centerpiece.
“It’s a little thing but sometimes little things can have big impacts,” Beasley said.