Friday, August 2, 2013

Oh, Those Evil Corporations!

A feel-good story for Friday...

Disney Replacing Hippo Statue Taken From Child’s Grave In Hudson
HUDSON (CBS) – Michelle Roderick was devastated after a thief stole a dancing Hyacinth hippo statue from her 4-year-old daughter’s grave site in Hudson last month.

The statue, which was discontinued, had enormous sentimental value to the family, and was essentially irreplaceable.
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On Thursday, someone at Disney called Roderick to tell her they had caught wind of the story through a number of emails.

Disney managed to track down the original mold of the statue and had made a replacement made.
Kudos to Disney. They took what was an otherwise HORRIBLE story, went through not inconsequential difficulty, and turned this into something positive. I can't imagine what that poor family went through, first losing their child so you, and then having some callous lowlife steal the monument they chose for her. BZ to the Disney Corporation for making it right. Major props.

And for whoever took that statue, I hope you slide under a gas truck and taste your own blood*

That is all.

*Hat tip to the late, great Sam Kinison...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

May the scum sucker eaten by a real hippo.

Well done Disney!

Gerry

wolfwalker said...

For all their money-grubbing, all their overcharging, all their political correctness, all their relentless marketing to half-formed minds that have no chance of resistance...

... the Disney Company has never lost sight of its beginnings with a man who just wanted to make people happy.

Robert said...

And,being a terrible cynic, I'd give odds that the replacement will be stolen in a short time.

Samuel Suggs said...

dosent make what they did to the history channel OK!

Ross said...

Gerry - to quote a certain bizarre Christmas song: "Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian!"