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Trevor

Postby Going South » Thu May 26, 2016 2:08 pm

When an Australian man found an abandoned shopping cart in his yard, he decided to make the best of it, forging a lasting relationship with the cart he dubbed “Trevor the Shopping Trolley.”

When an Australian man found an abandoned shopping cart in his yard, he decided to make the best of it, forging a lasting relationship with the cart he dubbed “Trevor the Shopping Trolley.”
When an Australian man found an abandoned shopping cart in his yard, he decided to make the best of it.

He started by alerting the store that their cart had gone MIA – by posting a hilarious picture and caption on the OfficeWorks Facebook page.

“This guy decided to move into my front yard. I don't know his name or what to feed him but he seems to like living here. I doubt I can keep him as I have no need for mass transportable storage so I phoned your Werribee store to come and collect him,” Andrew Mitchell wrote.

“Three days later he was still at our front door and was getting frightened because he thought you didn't love him anymore. To keep him happy I phoned your Werribee store again and spoke to your store manager who promised he would be picked up last night. As you can see he is still here, and now he's sad that you've forgotten him.

“Please help.”

The store was sympathetic to the shopping cart situation.

“That's no good Andrew, we're sure the little fellow is feeling lost without his buddies. We’ll arrange to have him collected as soon as possible,” a rep posted in response.

Andrew Mitchell “taught” Trevor the Shopping Trolley to walk his dog Storm.
Andrew Mitchell “taught” Trevor the Shopping Trolley to walk his dog Storm.

(Andrew Mitchell/Facebook )
In the meantime, though, Mitchell decided to adopt the little guy, naming him Trevor the Trolley (since that’s what they call shopping carts Down Under.)

“Trevor said he had sore wheels so I've given him sneakers to wear. He complained they weren't NIKE. I guess I can't keep him happy,” he wrote.

When he wasn’t busy complaining, Trevor got along very well with Mitchell’s other pet, a dog named Storm.

“Good news, I've trained Trevor the Shopping Trolley to take our dog for a walk. It's working out pretty well but when they go downhill Storm has problems keeping up,” Mitchell wrote.

Though Storm didn’t look particularly thrilled to be walked by a shopping cart, the internet loved every minute of it. Mitchell’s original post Saturday got more than 67,000 likes and 31,000 shares – which is probably the most attention paid to a shopping cart on social media possibly ever.

Then, to Mitchell’s dismay, Trevor went missing.

“I woke up early today to head off to work. I said hi to Trevor as I passed him but he wasn't there anymore. Did he run away and join a gang? Did he self-sacrifice and sell himself for scrap metal? Did Officeworks final pick him up?

“I guess I'll never know, but I do know for a brief moment we had something special together and now it's gone. One day I'll be strong enough to return to Officeworks and maybe even buy a pencil, but that day won't be today,” Mitchell wrote in a mournful Facebook post.

Fortunately, he quickly found out his trolley friend’s fate.

“Hi all, we thought we had better give you an update. Trevor took the long roll back to our store last night & is now safe & sound back with his friends & family,” Officeworks wrote.

“Trevor will now undergo intensive counselling to ensure he’s ready to go back to work. As you can see from the photos Trevor got to meet Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe on his way home & then enjoyed a hot chocolate with his mates before playing around with a ball for a little while.

“He’s asked us to thank Andrew Mitchell for teaching him how to take selfies, mow the lawn & walk the dog and for taking such good care of him.”

In subsequent comments, Mitchell inquired about the possibility of visitation.

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