Age is just a number for some men and women who travel with stuffed animals. You’re never too old to take with you the things that provide security and comfort. And if it’s a stuffed animal that provides that protection and security, then so be it!
Many adult travelers pack a beloved stuffed animal when they go on trips because it reminds them of home when they have to be away. Just as a stuffy provides comfort to a child, one that comes along in an adult’s suitcase does the same job.
Many hoteliers report mailing literally thousands of stuffed animals back home after finding them in vacation rooms. And these are just the ones from businessmen and women! A lot of men say they bring along a favorite stuffed animal because it acts as a memento. We often see in movies and television commercials about children that stuff a favorite stuffed animal into daddy’s suitcase as he heads out the door for a business trip. According to many fathers, it’s all true and not an act of lore. They are often happy to “find” the stuffed animal later while unpacking because it serves as a reminder of home and family.
To some, the stuffed animal is part of the family. When you go on a family vacation or a trip, you don’t leave some of your family behind; you take them all with you. So why would you leave a beloved stuffed animal behind?
Some men say they will bring along a stuffed animal with a romantic connection while traveling. For instance, if his partner has given him a stuffed animal, he wants to have a piece of them with him while he travels. The stuffed animal doesn’t replace the missing loved one, but it can provide comfort for the traveler who is missing their other half.
Hotel staff will often prop the stuffed animal up on a freshly made bed, or even on the nightstand because they know the animal means a lot to the traveler. Bringing along the plush toy just makes one feel better. And while the may not be carrying it under their arm as they board their flight, some men that travel with a stuffed animal are proud tell about it. Two out of four men admit to traveling with a plush companion. Some say the stuffy stays in the suitcase when he is not traveling and only comes out during times of travel. No matter how a person travels, passing the time with a stuffed animal can’t be beat!