Chris Newsome, a 43-year-old from Alabama, noticed that he had a visitor on his porch one evening – it was a toad. Little did Chris know, this would be the start of a beautiful and adorable friendship.
The first time the toad showed up on Chris’ porch, he really didn’t give much thought to the amphibian since they are common in the area. But soon, he noticed that the same toad was returning every single evening.
“The same toad would come to my porch every night,” Chris told The Dodo.
In a spark of creativity, Chris decided that his little toad friend needed an accessory – how about a hat?
“I decided to enter the world of toad millinery and help the little guy out,” Chris wrote, documenting the entire process in a post on Imgur. “Foam paper seemed like a toad-friendly material.”
Chris’ first creation was a simple pink hat with a light purple accent. Surprisingly, Mr. Toad didn’t seem to mind wearing the hat at all.
However, after a little bit of thought, Chris realized that the pink hat didn’t have enough pizzazz. He decided that he would spruce it up a bit before his visitor returned the next evening.
The next version of the pink hat included a feather and a monocle.
“Turn that hat into a toad pimp hat, add a monocle for a dapper pimp look,” Chris wrote on Imgur.
Chris couldn’t stop at just one hat though. As the toad continued to come back for visits, Chris would come up with new hats for him to wear. How about a cowboy hat with a lasso?
Or how about a purple and yellow ballcap?
“The toad never seemed to mind the hats,” he told Buzzfeed. “I would just place them on its head and it would just sit there.”
A fez seemed like the next choice for the toad.
“Mr. Toad’s triumphant return deserves a new hat! For all my new Aussie friends, here’s my attempt at a Bush hat,” he wrote on Twitter.
The toad seemed to make his appearance during the warmer weather months, so Chris is hoping that their special relationship can continue over the coming seasons. “Hopefully, the toad will return this season, and I’ll make sure to make some new hats,” he said.
Want to see how Chris places his tiny hats on the toad? Check out the video below.
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— Chris Newsome (@toadhatguy) April 5, 2017
Source: The Dodo