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A Toad Kept Visiting This Guy's Porch So He Made It Some Hats And It Made People Very Happy

"It never seemed to mind the hats. I would just place them on its head, and it would just sit there," Chris Newsome told BuzzFeed News.

This is Mr. Toad.

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Here he is with a hat.

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Mr. Toad hung out on the front porch of Chris Newsome, a 43-year-old from Alabama, every day this past summer. So Newsome decided to make him some hats.

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Newsome told BuzzFeed News he started making the hats to cheer up a friend's son who had lost his own pet toad "because all kids would laugh at a toad with a hat."

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"He asked me if Mr. Toad was still coming to visit me every night, so to make him feel better I sent him a photo to show that Mr. Toad was alive and well," Newsome said.

Newsome started with the pink hat and then topped it off with a feather and a monocle for a dapper look.

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The hats are all made out of foam paper and take no more than 10 minutes to make.

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"The toad never seemed to mind the hats," he said. "I would just place them on its head and it would just sit there."

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However, the toad never hopped off with the hats, he said.

Newsome said that the hats are kind of rough up close because their original intent was to make a child laugh. He added that he should try to make some finer-detailed hats "just in case my hat-making skills are needed in the future."

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Here is a hat on Newsome's dog Daisy for scale.

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Newsome posted the photos of Mr. Toad with his creations on Reddit, where it gained more than 1.1 million views.

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Newsome said he was shocked to find that his post interested so many people, adding that the responses have been great.

The toad in the hat brought people a lot of joy.

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"Hopefully, the toad will return this season, and I'll make sure to make some new hats," Newsome said.

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