February 16, 2017 / Brooklyn news / Cobble Hill / Brooklyn Is Awesome

Ewe’ve got mail: Kindhearted Cobble Hillian anonymously replaces local boy’s missing lamb toy

New friend: An anonymous neighbor sent over this new Lamby with a heartwarming note after young Elliot posted hand-drawn posters of his missing toy around his neighborhood.
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Talk about a warm and fuzzy feeling!

A Cobble Hill family was almost moved to tears when an anonymous neighbor replaced their kid’s lost lamb toy, responding to adorable “missing” signs the rug rat put up around the neighborhood.

“Everybody was close to tears, all three of my kids thought it was the coolest thing,” said 6-year-old Elliot Flaccas’s mom Casey Moore. “They couldn’t believe that someone would be so kind to send a stuffed animal to somebody that they didn’t even know.”

The Henry Street youngster misplaced his beloved pal Lamby on the way to the playground on Feb. 8, and made the signs featuring a hand-drawn depiction of the missing toy and the message “Not real does not have a tag,” as first reported by local blog Pardon Me For Asking.

Two days later, the family received an Amazon box with a new stuffed sheep inside and a note reading, “Hi Elliot, we saw your poster in the neighborhood. Sorry you can’t find Lamby. Hopefully this guy can help :) From, your neighbors.”

The newest incarnation of Lamby is just as loved, but will not be visiting the playground anytime soon, according to Moore.

“He’s an indoor lamb and not allowed to go outside,” she said. “He has a special place in the family.”

Now the family is trying to spread some of the goodwill by spreading its story around.

“My eyes are opened a little bit more in just finding ways I can be extra generous to people,” said Moore. “We took pictures and posted on Facebook to spread a little bit of good news in between all of the posts about Donald Trump.”

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Elliot is 6, not 2. Still adorable.
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Law & Disorder from Brooklyn says:
Now that is news that should be printed Good Will to all
Feb. 16, 2017, 2:26 pm

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