ADDIE'S BUNNIES: Local DJ’s help replace Verdigris girl’s stolen ‘Bun Bun’
Tom Fink Staff Reporter
Two northeast Oklahoma DJ’s, with a little help from their friends, were in Rogers County Wednesday to undo a wrong done to a six-year-old Verdigris girl on her birthday.
The little girl? Addie Evans.
The wrong? Someone stole her favorite stuffed bunny.
“Last Saturday was Addie’s sixth birthday, and we’d gone to celebrate at Incredible Pizza in Tulsa,” said Addie’s mother, Seanna Evans. “When we came outside afterwards, we found someone had broken into my car and stolen my purse, and ‘Bun Bun,’ Addie’s favorite pink stuffed bunny was also missing.
“So instead of celebrating her birthday that night, we spent it crying and driving around Tulsa, up and down 71st Street, looking in parking lots, dumpsters, in hopes that whoever took ‘Bun Bun’ might have thrown it out,” she said, “but ...nothing.”
Evans then took her search for the missing “Bun Bun” to social media.
“I posted on Facebook what had happened, and hoped that maybe someone had seen an old pink stuffed bunny discarded in a parking lot somewhere,” she said. “Somehow, the morning DJ’s for K95.5-FM — Natalie Cash and Jim Carey of ‘Cash and Carey’ — heard about what happened and took it upon themselves to make it right.”
The radio personalities told Addie’s story on their morning show, and their listeners began stepping up with contributions to replace Bun Bun — so much so, that Cash and Carey — accompanied by an entourage of local emergency and law enforcement officers, showed up at the Evans home Wednesday morning to present the six-year-old with a “shower of bunnies.”
“They (Cash and Carey) are amazing. They really have the biggest hearts,” Seanna said. “They went on the ‘Bun Bun Rescue Team’ and hooked Addie up!”
Not only did the DJ’s present Addie with a replacement Bun Bun, but they also gifted her with numerous other stuffed animals, among them, a black cat, her new favorite chocolates, CDs, jelly beans with more stuffed animals presented to her by the Verdigris Police and Fire Department.
“Thank you!” Addie said, face beaming, with each gift.
So, while Addie’s sixth birthday may have had it’s sad moments, because of the generosity of others, it ultimately had a “hoppy” ending.
“We really can’t thank everyone enough — the people at K95.5-FM, our neighbors, our friends, everyone,” Seanna said. “You’ve made my little girl happy again.”