NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – At two-and-a-half years old, Kayden Watson has been through a lot.
He was born with Short Bowel Syndrome, which has required several surgeries. The entire time, he’s had his monkey blanket – a blanket with a stuffed monkey head – as his best friend by his side.
On Monday though, Kayden’s monkey friend vanished at some point after the family, who lives in Cumberland, Rhode Island had lunch at Dairy Queen in North Attleboro.
His mom, Jennifer Harkin says the monkey blanket means the world to her son. So when she realized it was missing, the family spent hours retracing their steps.
They employees at Dairy Queen searched the restaurant to no avail.
“We assumed maybe it blew out the window or we left it on top of the car,” Harkin said.
After four hours of backtracking up and down Route 1, the family made up fliers and posted them around the neighborhood.
Harkin says she went online to look for a replacement, but had no luck.
“I don’t even remember who makes it,” she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “(I) looked online, couldn’t find it; looked at thousands of stores.”
The family has also launched a Facebook page to help with the search.
So far, though, the monkey has not turned up.