Do you know a guy with a secret soft side… a really soft side? ABC News reports that 1 in 4 men travel with a stuffed animal to remind them of home:
When Scott Hardy hits the road, he always makes sure to leave room in his suitcase for his stuffed animal.
That’s right, the 34-year-old businessman always travels with Barkley, a stuffed beagle. No, it’s not for his two daughters. No he doesn’t sleep with a nightlight and no he isn’t smuggling drugs.
Seven years ago Hardy’s then girlfriend, now wife, gave him the doggie as a reminder of her.
“I travel enough that it’s a nice reminder of home,” said Hardy who runs an online legal notice company, Top Class Actions.
Housekeepers like to put it on top of his pillow or prop it up prominently on the night stand.
Even when Hardy travels on an annual guys trip – a beach trip to Mexico this year – Barkley comes along.
“I’ve had some friends who are like, ‘What’s with the stuffed animal?'” the Phoenix-area man said. “It’s just a reminder of my beautiful bride.”
Do you know any men who secretly travel with a stuffed animal?