Yesterday, I came home from school and saw something small at our doorstep. To my surprise, it was our Starbucks bear (dressed as a penguin) keychain waiting for our return with no note or explanation. I couldn’t help but smile that it found it’s way back home after a few months in the hands of another “owner”. We thought that it was gone forever.
A few months ago on the elevator, my husband was joined by a little girl that lives down the hallway from our apartment. She caught eye of my husband’s cute keychain and held onto it. She didn’t want to let it go. Her helper (nanny) was only with her and unable to get her to return it. My husband took the rest of the keys off from the keychain and let her keep the bear.
We are not close to our neighbors here in Singapore. We don’t see or interact with them much, except for an occasional elevator ride when our busy paths cross. I wonder whether our bear is happy to be back home.