Blind Boy Loses his Treasured Stuffed Animal - But Gets a Happy Ending!

Mason Smith is a special 3 year old boy. He is visually impaired and has a special little friend that helps get him through the day. The friend is a stuffed toy lamb (with a custom purple felt jacket) and Mason takes the lamb with him, wherever he goes.



Tragically, the toy was lost last week.


"He asked about it yesterday night, he was getting upset and kept asking me if we could go back on the bus to find it," Smith says.


Ashlee, Mason's mother, posted her plea on, attached with a $200 reward for the returned toy. Her post received over 1,000 views and was eventually picked up by and other social media sites.


His mother also contacted the London Transit Commission, White Oaks Mall and the Wal-Mart, the last three places she remembered Mason had the lamb.


The toy just isn't a toy for Mason. It is familiar and comfortable to him in a world that is dark and strange. The word part of the dilemma is that the toy is a custom-made lamb with a built-in rattle that was unfortunately discontinued years ago.


"It went missing before and we got him a new toy — he noticed right away," she says.