The search for the Disneyland visitor who lost a lanyard covered with pins has gone viral, thanks to some thoughtful, dedicated employees at the world-renowned amusement park.
An employee at the Disneyland Hotel came across a red lanyard on March 24, KTLA reports. The lanyard, which reportedly belonged to someone with special needs, contained four pins and a note that read: "Hello! I am autistic, and I don’t talk much, but I would like to trade for Mickey pins!"
The employee brought the lanyard to coworker Emily Gibby, who was working at a pin-trading event in the Downtown Disney District, according to a spokesperson for the Disneyland Resort.
Gibby took to social media to find the owner of the missing lanyard, but not before adding something special to the item.
"So we did what any Cast Member would naturally do," she wrote in Facebook post on March 26. "We filled up his lanyard with Mickey pins and got him a Mickey medallion as well! But now we need everyone's help in finding him/her!! Share this post and help us find our friend! ! Let's work some magic and try to find our friend!!"
Gibby mentioned that a few other children had been wearing similar lanyards and that the visitors allegedly belong to The Boys and Girls Club.
Gibby’s Facebook post has been shared over 11,500 times and her Instagram post has received over 340 likes as of April 4.
"I hope only the rightful owner or the person that assists them will come forward to claim this," Instagram user gloriabogdan wrote. "Please let us know if you are successful?! AND thank you, for going to such lengths to help return this! You are the best!"
"Please keep us posted," Analilia Hernadez-Anaya wrote as a comment on the KTLA Facebook page. "I have a son with [Autism Spectrum Disorder]. I love that they gave us rocket to go to Disney for the first time for my son. And they helped us out with him. He lost his apprentice Mickey hat. And they found it . We could have bought another. But, they did it with out no hesitation. My son does not give hugs. But he did that day. I really hope they find that child."
Those who have information about the owner of the lanyard may contact the Disneyland Resort at 714-781-7277 or contact Gibby through Instagram or Facebook.