This Toddler Became Obsessed With A Terrifying Lawn Owl And Now They’re BFFs

Birds of a feather nap together.

Meet Sylvie, a 1½-year-old from the Boston area, and Whootie, her beloved owl statue.

Meet Sylvie, a 1½-year-old from the Boston area, and Whootie, her beloved owl statue.

The owl was supposed to be a birthday gift for the girl's father, and he was going to put it on his boat to scare away birds. Instead, Sylvie and Whootie became inseparable.

The photos of the unlikely duo went viral after Sylvie's uncle, Pat Tobin, shared them on Twitter.

Rebecca

« Sylvie just immediately became really entranced by it, » her mother, Rebecca, told BuzzFeed.

"Sylvie just immediately became really entranced by it," her mother, Rebecca, told BuzzFeed.

« She was saying ‘Hi owl, hi owl!' and just wanted to carry it around everywhere. »

Rebecca

And carry it around everywhere she did.

And carry it around everywhere she did.

« She doesn't seem freaked out by it at all, even though it’s clearly kind of terrifying, » said Rebecca.

Rebecca

« It’s almost the size of her, but she likes to pick it up and run around with it, » she said.

"It’s almost the size of her, but she likes to pick it up and run around with it," she said.

« She can't even fit her arms all the way around it. »

Rebecca


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