Noooo! Lionel the stone lion, who changes costumes several times each season and is much beloved by the Uptown community, was found Tuesday evening knocked off his pedestal and broken. His owners and dressers are reaching out to see if anyone saw his attackers.
|Lionel a few days ago,|
in happier times
Can Lionel recover? We don't know. We've reached out to his owners to find out. We would sure hate to lose his presence because he's something that always brings a smile and something that makes Uptown feel a little bit homier and more fun.
Please help if you have any information. You can either post here in the comments or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pass it along to his people.
Update: About Lionel's future. Many people have offered their assistance, financial and otherwise. His owner says, " I won't have a chance to truly assess the damage and my options until this weekend but please convey for me how thankful I am for the kind words. I am very grateful that an outlet for my goofy-ness brings a smile to others. The fact that complete strangers take the time to comment is very much appreciated."