This was my favorite toy as a child and I carried him around with my everywhere. The one in the picture is not the original. My sister found this one online years ago and gave it to me as a birthday present . I have not thought much about him until recently. He reminds me of a time when I could find genuine comfort and joy in the simple things and I was too busy trying to find fun to worry and doubt myself.
I certainly don't want to be a kid again, but it's nice to have a reminder that things don't always have to be so hard or complicated.