TWITTER and Facebook users are hunting for a man who failed to turn a lost toy into a viral internet phenomenon.
The teddy bear was left on a Carlisle-bound train but has yet to be photographed in exotic locations around the world or appear in a stop-motion film.
Twitter user Nikki Hollis said: “Somewhere a sad little child is asking why his favourite toy isn’t trending.
“Every morning he’ll rush downstairs to see if it’s sent him a postcard from Paris as part of one man’s voyage of self-discovery and bid to recapture the magic of childhood, but there’ll be nothing.
“Instead it’s probably sat on a shelf next to a load of umbrellas and a false leg. The child is probably going to get it back really soon. What a waste.”
Psychiatrists have speculated on the man’s motive for not using the abandoned toy as some metaphor for his own unfulfilled life and have concluded that it is probably because he is not an arsehole.