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Bongo, the stuffed 8 inch monkey, must be magical. The original owners are more than thrilled to be reunited with Bongo, and showed so by providing the person who found him $500. And get this… the man who found him also “fell in love” with the doll and excited that the couple will allow him to visit the doll. What the F***?!
Here’s the full story:
He’s back, Bongo is back – just days after going missing, proving you should never lose faith in human nature.
A New York couple who were upset over the loss of a stuffed toy monkey they’ve raised like a son the past decade have been reunited with him.
‘I never gave up hope – I prayed, and now he’s with us again,’ said Bonni Marcus.
Bonni, 47, along with friend Jack Zinzi, 58, were devastated after losing Bongo on their way to a restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on August 1.
The 8in doll was found Tuesday by Luis Barreto, 61, an unemployed Park Slope man, who discovered it sitting on a parking meter.
But unaware that it belonged to the couple and had gone missing, and finding it very cute, Mr Barreto brought it back to his Brooklyn home, where he put it on a stereo speaker.
The New York Post reports that Bongo was only reunited with his ‘parents’ after they hanging more fliers near Mr Barreto’s home pleading for Bongo’s return.
Mr Zinzi approached Mr Barreto and some other men and told them about Bongo and the cash reward they were offering.
Mr Barreto realised he had Bongo and took the couple back to his place for an emotional reunion.
Miss Marcus, who teaches English as a second language at a Manhattan private school said she ‘felt Bongo’s presence’ while approaching the apartment.
But she said she had to closely examine the monkey to make sure it was Bongo.
She confirmed this through the doll’s identifying marks, including a burn scar she had accidentally given it while smoking a cigar five years ago.
‘I was devastated and gave up smoking after it,’ she said.
The couple presented Mr Barreto with the $500 reward they publicly promised for whoever found Bongo.
Mr Barreto said: ‘I fell in love with Bongo and wanted to keep him. He looked real to me.’
Ultimately, he said he caved in after seeing how ‘heartbroken’ Marcus was and being promised he could visit the doll.
He celebrated with the couple at El Gran Castillo de Jagua – the same Brooklyn eatery Marcus and Zinzi were heading to August 1 when Bongo accidently fell out of Zinzi’s pocket.
MailOnline told last wek how the couple plastered fliers all over New York withn the words ‘Please help get home.’
The pair said Bongo had been a constant companion for 10 years.
In New York City, Bonni Marcus and Jack Zinzi are frantic over losing their doll, Bongo. So frantic, in fact, that they’ve taken to the streets and started plastering ‘Missing’ posters all over town.
On Sunday night they had decided to go to their favorite restaurant on Fifth Avenue and shortly after sitting down, they realized he was gone.
Jack, 58, told The Brooklyn Paper: ‘I walked over to the restaurant, sat down, ordered the food, and reached into my pocket to put Bongo on the table – and saw that he was gone.
‘I tore the car apart. I was in a bad way. Bongo really means a lot to me, so I kind of broke down.
‘It happened so fast, because I couldn’t have been in the restaurant 10 minutes before I realised he was gone.
There is a new showing that will be airing on Bravo, August 15th at 10pm: ‘Most Eligible Dallas’. It will feature these young, hot single girls and guys from Dallas and follow them on their day to day (or night to night). I know you may be thinking that this sounds familiar (Jersey Shore, Real World, etc.), but in fact these individuals already KNEW each other. So you see? It’s different.
Either way, they’re bound to start showing up in magazines, so you better get to know them. Here are the bios from Bravo:
Matt Nordgren: Matt is an all-American, blue-eyed Texan charmer. Formerly a quarterback at the University of Texas, Matt signed to play football professionally, until an injury shifted his path. Today, the ambitious 28-year old is partner in the family energy business. When it comes to the ladies, Matt definitely plays the field, but isn’t a player. Though often seen with a different girl on his arm, Matt is intrigued by the possibilities of an old fling, Neill Sklyer, who moves back to the city. His best friend, Courtney Kerr, calls herself Matt’s “gatekeeper” and definitely voices her disapproval of the women Matt surrounds himself with.
Courtney Kerr: An outspoken Southern Belle, Courtney’s keen fashion sense reflects her personality: fun, vibrant and unique. She enjoys working closely with Dallas-based jewelry designer and regularly attends fashion shows, claiming fashion is her drug. Courtney is determined to find true love, though her best friend, Matt Nordgren, is convinced that her standards are too high and unrealistic. She claims to have only platonic feelings for Matt, but is always quick to dismiss the women in his life.
Glenn Pakulak: A punter for the Oakland Raiders, Glenn has been enjoying the distractions in Dallas while waiting to see if the NFL lockout will be lifted. A guy’s guy with an unusually keen fashion sense, he energetically throws himself into everything he does. After ending a four-year relationship that couldn’t survive the long distance, Glenn has realized that he’s nowhere near ready to settle down. His effortless charm wins the ladies over; however his “two-date maximum” prevents anyone from getting too close. When the ex –girlfriend comes into town, Glenn is reminded of the good that came with being in a relationship and will have to decide if he should stick with the single life or rekindle a past romance.
Drew Ginsburg: Drew speaks his mind and wears his heart on his sleeve. A proud gay man, he prefers cars to couture. Drew works in the family business, which owns Boardwalk Auto Group and controls 10 car dealerships throughout the Dallas/Forth Worth area and in San Francisco. Over the past nine years, Drew has been on a remarkable weight loss journey, losing over 200 pounds. Tired of unfulfilling flings and short-lived relationships, Drew is determined to settle down and start a family. Drew also deals with unresolved feelings for an ex boyfriend and in order to move on, must resolve if there is anything left between the two.
Tara Harper: With her bright blonde hair and curvaceous figure, Tara is the quintessential Dallas girl. She has gained financial independence as the Executive Vice President of Sales for her family’s manufacturing company, however, her real passion is her charity. Tara has called off four engagements in the past, but hasn’t given up the hope that her soul mate is still out there. Tara has a long list of rules about dating, which may contribute to her difficulty in finding the right guy. With a pattern of jumping from one relationship to the next, Tara is planning to be single a while, but finds that she has to reconsider when a friend becomes something more.
Neill Skylar: After moving away at the young age of 18 to support herself as a musician and actress in Los Angeles and New York City, Neill has returned to her hometown. She is quickly re-acclimating to Dallas, while embracing her most important role as a new mom. The singer/songwriter is working hard to gain recognition for her new band. She lives with her 1-year old son and believes that one can still have fun and be a hot mama. Neill is trying to find her place in Dallas with the help of long-time friend, Matt Nordgren. Though Neill and Matt both say they aren’t looking for something serious, the two can’t deny their chemistry.
For more info visit: http://www.bravotv.com/most-eligible-dallas/