HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kona family is hoping the person who accidentally purchased their late son’s toy truck during a moving sale last week will return it.
The toy truck belonged to Autumn Hubbs’ son, Thunder, who died a year and a half ago — just weeks before his second birthday.
Hubbs said during their moving sale last Saturday at the top of Hina Lani in Kona, people were going into their home to check out the furniture.
She said someone went into Thunder’s bedroom, took the truck to the front of their home and paid for it.
Her daughter and nephew oversaw the cash register.
They’re now hoping to get the truck back as it’s a reminder of some of the special memories they had with Thunder.
“He loved cars and anything with wheels so it just had some really special meanings of his last days for me and it’s hard to leave the islands, I was born and raised here,” said Hubbs. “And all of our memories are in this house, so I was going to take the truck with me and put a plant in it at our new ranch.”
Hubbs hopes to get the toy truck back by the end of the month before they relocate to the mainland.
She said people have offered to give their toy trucks and while it’s not her son’s truck, she plans on creating a Tonka truck garden in their new home as a reminder of the people in her community who reached out and wanted to help.
You can reach Thunder’s mom on Facebook at Autumn Hubbs or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.