Woman starts Facebook campaign to find lost hat - New York News

Woman starts Facebook campaign to find lost hat

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

People lose things at Sky Harbor Airport every day, but one passengers lost item has garnered an unusual amount of attention.

Sky Harbor has been inundated with calls and messages from all over the world asking if it's been found.

What's the item? A hat.

This is the picture Bridget Hughes posted on Facebook. She is wearing the hat that she somehow misplaced at Sky Harbor.

The hat belonged to her mother -- who died of cancer when she was just 7 years old back in 1997.

Hughes was at Sky Harbor waiting for her flight home to New Mexico. When her flight was canceled, she says she lost it in the scramble to make new travel plans.

Now her plea for help in finding it -- has been shared more than 50 thousand times on Facebook.

"We have been overwhelmed with calls, phone calls, tweets, emails… we answer every single email and call so our staff is overwhelmed with concern from citizens to report Bridgett's hat," says Sky Harbor spokesperson Deborah Ostreicher.

Ostreicher says the lost and found team is well aware of the missing hat.

"Our heart goes out to Bridgett Hughes we are thinking of her, we know this is really important to her."

They have scoured the airport and searched all their unclaimed items.

"We are certainly doing everything we can to find her item; in fact that's what we do for every item that we find."

But so far, the hat hasn't turned up, but they will continue to look. Bridgett will continue to hope.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Ultimate lemonade stand in Flatiron District

    Ultimate lemonade stand in Flatiron District

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:39:26 GMT
    When 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization that fosters creative writing skills, asked children ages 9-12 to dream up the ultimate lemonade stand, the responses were huge. The winning project of  The Great Lemonation Imagination Collaboration was turned into a real lemonade stand complete with free lemonade in Manhattan's Flatiron District. The organization's members were also required to help run the stand that went up at Broadway and 23rd Street on Wednesday.
    When 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization that fosters creative writing skills, asked children ages 9-12 to dream up the ultimate lemonade stand, the responses were huge. The winning project of  The Great Lemonation Imagination Collaboration was turned into a real lemonade stand complete with free lemonade in Manhattan's Flatiron District. The organization's members were also required to help run the stand that went up at Broadway and 23rd Street on Wednesday.
  • Times Square characters: we don't work for free

    Times Square characters: we don't work for free

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:02:47 GMT
    Times Square characters want to be taken seriously and want their tips. The mostly immigrant workers are now called the Association of Artists United for a Smile and are fighting to protect their jobs, in light of a recent crackdown. Jorge Duran says he stands around for hours, sweating inside a costume, and says it is annoying and unfair if he poses for a good picture and gets nothing.
    Times Square characters want to be taken seriously and want their tips. The mostly immigrant workers are now called the Association of Artists United for a Smile and are fighting to protect their jobs, in light of a recent crackdown. Jorge Duran says he stands around for hours, sweating inside a costume, and says it is annoying and unfair if he poses for a good picture and gets nothing.
  • Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:42:31 GMT
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices