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This Stuffed Bunny Got Left Behind At A Hotel And Became A Facebook Superstar

This is really cute.

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This stuffed bunny was found over the weekend by staff at the Adare Manor Hotel in Adare, Ireland. "I lost my owner at breakfast in Adare Manor 😂," they wrote on Facebook.

The initial photo got a lot more shares than usual for the hotel's page, so the staff decided to have a little fun while they attempted to reconnect the bunny with its owner.

"Have to stay in Adare Manor tonight, hopefully my owner will come to collect me tomorrow 😪"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Have to stay in Adare Manor tonight, hopefully my owner will come to collect me tomorrow 😪"

"We decided to keep it going," a spokesperson for the hotel told BuzzFeed News. "We thought Facebook was a great way to get the word out there."

"Chilling before breakfast 😃"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Chilling before breakfast 😃"

The staff didn't know the bunny's name so they were just referring to him as "Bunny", but they figured the stuffed animal was left behind after a local wedding.

"Claire in Concierge is helping me find my family, having fun at Adare Manor 😃"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Claire in Concierge is helping me find my family, having fun at Adare Manor 😃"

As you can see, the bunny was treated very nicely by the staff.

"Getting used to this, afternoon tea at Adare Manor 😜"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Getting used to this, afternoon tea at Adare Manor 😜"

Claire the concierge showed Bunny around the hotel.

"Off to stretch my legs with Claire after afternoon tea."
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Off to stretch my legs with Claire after afternoon tea."

And then, thanks to all the Facebook photos, Bunny was reconnected with his family!

"Yippee.. I am going home. My owners have been found, I get to stay another night in Adare Manor and then home for a celebratory party tomorrow, still having lots of fun at Adare Manor, everybody had been so nice to me 😀"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Yippee.. I am going home. My owners have been found, I get to stay another night in Adare Manor and then home for a celebratory party tomorrow, still having lots of fun at Adare Manor, everybody had been so nice to me 😀"

Turns out the stuffed bunny belongs to Kate Hogan. Her family posted a message to the hotel's Facebook page Sunday night, saying that they were going to pick up the bunny on Monday.

"Hello to all the lovely people in Adare Manor Hotel. My name is Kate Hogan. Thank you for taking such good care of my special Jellycat. He was my first ever teddy a whole three and a half years ago," Kate's family wrote on Facebook. "I was so lonely going to sleep last night, but I now know he had the best time. I'm so excited to have Jellycat back in my arms. Thank you again Adare Manor. Give him a hug tonight from Kate X"

With crisis averted, Bunny went back to living a life of luxury at the hotel.

"Home to Nenagh across the river tomorrow, still having fun at Adare Manor 😀"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Home to Nenagh across the river tomorrow, still having fun at Adare Manor 😀"

Nice-looking robe!

"Good night from Adare Manor, tomorrow I go home, had lots of fun & everybody looked after me so well, going to miss this place 😞😞"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Good night from Adare Manor, tomorrow I go home, had lots of fun & everybody looked after me so well, going to miss this place 😞😞"

He even got a massage on Monday.

"Just enough time for a massage from lovely Kate in the treatment rooms before I go home. It's been a wonderful holiday but I can't wait to see my owners again!"
Facebook: adaremanorhotel

"Just enough time for a massage from lovely Kate in the treatment rooms before I go home. It's been a wonderful holiday but I can't wait to see my owners again!"

And then finally, on Monday, Kate and Bunny were reunited.

Courtesy of Adare Manor Hotel

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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