Museum Lost & Found Held On To Soft Toy For 30 Years, Washes & Made New Clothes For It


Last Updated on 2022-10-15 , 10:59 am

Japan is known for many things; quality sushi and ramen, amazing convenience stores, confusing advertisements and mind-boggling games, just to name a few.

Aside from all that, Japan is pretty well-known for its extreme politeness and courtesy. Don’t take our word for it, Japan is an incredible country that takes manners and etiquette very seriously.

So it doesn’t really come as a surprise when a soft toy left behind by a family in the town of Tsuruoka at Yamagata Prefecture’s Chido Museum was well taken care of by the staff at the museum for 30 years.

Can you believe it? 30 years. Japan you never fail to amaze us.

The stuffed toy, which appears to be a Donald Duck, was found in the museum’s parking lot presumably dropped by a child of a vacationing family.

According to Sora News 24, the museum hopes the owner will come back for it, hence them hanging on to it.

Chido Museum’s official Twitter account has been keeping its audience updated on the status of Mr Donald (that is, if you can read Japanese).


The account basically said that they have given the duck a bath and helped him change his clothes.

And by change, we meant knitted a new set for the duck. 

Japan, what did we do to deserve you? :’)

And many seem to share our sentiments as well as people poured in with words of love and support for Chido Museum’s dedication to this soft toy.

Although at this point of time, i think they pretty much should just adopt it as their museum mascot now that they’ve gained so much attention through Mr Donald.

The child should’ve grown up and not be familiar with Twitter

The saddest part, however, is that if the theory is correct and that a child did drop it at the museum 30 years ago, he or she would at least be 30+ years old by now.

Twitter wasn’t that big of a trend back 20 years back.

Despite all that, we can’t help but to admire this little act of kindness by the staff at Chido Museum.

But it also begs one question: if some random stranger at a museum can help a little kid keep their soft toy for 30 freaking years, why are people still taking wallets and phones left behind by others?

Those guilty, reflect and repent. 

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