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Plea for dolls’ return after Lalaloopsies sold by mistake

MISPLACE MISHAP: Danielle Hancock is searching for her daughter Willow’s Lalaloopsie dolls that were accidentally left behind at an op shop and sold.
MISPLACE MISHAP: Danielle Hancock is searching for her daughter Willow’s Lalaloopsie dolls that were accidentally left behind at an op shop and sold. Zach Hogg BUNLAL

A BUNDABERG mum is desperately trying to locate the person who purchased her daughter's Lalaloopsie dolls at a local op shop.

Danielle Hancock was at the Dorcas thrift store on Monday with her four-year-old daughter Willow, who was carrying her dolls in a purple and white carry bag.

But young Willow was distracted by a toy and left her bag of toys behind.

"She picked it up and put the other bag behind the rack," Ms Hancock said.

By the time Ms Hancock realised, the store had sold the bag of toys to another customer by accident.

"Someone came up and bought it for $2," she said.

"The poor lady was in tears."

Ms Hancock has taken to Facebook to try to locate the missing bag and is offering a reward to anyone who can come forward with her daughter's treasured toys.

"If they weren't her favourites I'd have just gone, 'Well you lost them', but they're her favourite," she said.

"She'll just sit and play with them all day.

"She doesn't go anywhere without them."

Ms Hancock said she was blown away by strangers' offers of money and gifts in her search, but said it was the sentimental value of the toys that were given as presents by family members that sparked her search.

She said a complete stranger had seen her posts on Facebook and gave her daughter a little bag and a Lalaloopsie, as well the mother of a child at her son's school donating a toy.

"She actually left it on my table with a little note from the 'loopsie fairies," she said.

"People are so kind-hearted.

"Just thank you everyone; everyone's just been sharing posts and getting it out there and hoping she gets them back."

"I want them," Willow said.

LALALOOPSIES

  • Lalaloopsies are a line of plastic, rag doll-type toys that come with a range of accessories including cars and houses.
  • The dolls were first launched in 2010 but were originally marketed as Bitty Buttons.

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