Who can resist a stuffed animal? They are warm, cozy, soft objects designed for comfort. While plush toys are known to soothe a crying baby or bring joy to a curious toddler, many adults have found relief in it too.
This week’s Modern Love essay writer Sandip Roy stumbled upon the “stuffed animal” community after giving his friend a stuffed Chewbacca they called Chewie. Soon the couple started posing him in front of famous websites during their travels, which led them to create an Instagram account dedicated to Chewie’s travels. However, when the pandemic hit and travel bans were imposed, Chewie became much more than just a fun prop – he became a friend.
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