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We are so excited to share a really special story with you all today. This post is sponsored by the makers of OxiCleanTM, but all the thoughts are my own.
Our story starts many years ago. I’m not going to say exactly how many years ago… but I was just about 10 years old… so, like, let’s say it was over 20 years ago, ha!
I was given a very special stuffed animal that was purchased from my favorite place on the planet, the Santa Ana Zoo. The amazing zookeepers that gave me this monkey told me that life won’t always be easy, but that it is worth it and that whenever I am feeling nervous that giving this monkey a hug will give me courage. Thus, his name became Courageous! He was with me through high school and traveled with me to college and beyond, always giving me a boost of self-confidence with his hugs.
When I had my own children he became theirs too. Maddie had him first, then Ash and now he is Emmy’s special friend. He is a true family heirloom!
Can you see how well-loved he is?! I think he is looking pretty good for his age!
He did have one very unfortunate adventure. He was lost and his time spent away from us wasn’t at a nice resort under the beautiful sun. He was lost at home in our backyard and by the time we found him he was covered in dirt and bugs. Emmy was devastated as were the rest of us.
Thankfully OxiCleanTM is the authority on stain removal. A one of a kind brand that solves most stain problems with ease and we used it to bring him back to all his previous glory!
Our story has a very happy ending and we had the most amazing experience having Courageous’ story told in this video:
When I went to wash Courageous I didn’t have a plan really. OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover is our go-to for stains and I just knew it would help here too. I was so thankful when I pulled him out of the washing machine and he looked so much better!
OxiCleanTM removes stains from laundry and all around the home. So powerful it restored a precious toy that would otherwise have been ruined, removing stains that laundry detergent alone cannot. It is chlorine free and color safe, making it more versatile than chlorine bleach. It has saved so many things in our home.
Be sure to visit DearOxiClean.com to see more stories like mine & you can also share your own!
This was such a sweet story. I’m so glad you found something that helped clean it.
So cool that this monkey was passed down. I have a doll that was mine that I passed down to my daughter. Hopefully one day it will be passed down to a grandaughter.
OxiClean was a game changer for me. I used to be able to get some stains out but the tough stains always won. OxiClean gets the stains out and the colors so bright. I would recommend it to everyone.
Such a cute and adorable story! I hope to try that product soon! Looks good.
Aww what an amazing looking monkey he reminds me a little of my Bee from my childhood I am glad you found a good way to clean him.
I have had my children’s toys get dirty beyond repair, and it can be so devastating for little ones! Glad you were able to save the monkey with OxiClean!
What a cute story. I had never heard of that brand before so never got to try it but it sounds really good so why nit!
what a lovely post! i actually have a similar toy that was passed on and it is still with me till now and i call him froggie! good to know about this product in case i need it for the future and hopefully not!
when i was a kid i had a stuffed hippo that i took everywhere. my mom used to wash it every once in a while, but it never went back to its original color haha, i loved that thing!
I’ve not used OxiClean although I should start with the messes my kids create! It’s cute that you passed on Courageous. I’ve got a huge bear that I’ve passed onto my kids, and I love to see them cuddling with him.
Super cute idea! I had a monkey kind of like that.
Such a cute story! I totally need to get some oxiclean!
He is cute and does look good for his age! I am so glad you were able to save him.
So cute! I just got oxiclean for the first time for getting some yellow stains out of shirt, we’ll see if it works for me!
What a sweet story! That’s good to know about Oxiclean. I’ve never tried it but will definitely be looking for it!
What a great story to share. This made me smile, I love the courage giving monkey idea. I should try this concept!
What a great story, love to see things passed down for generations. OxiClean can do amazing things, we use it on towels and sheets.
What a great story!!! Love to see things passed on.
Courageous is one well loved little monkey! I love Oxiclean products and have been using them for years. Oxiclean has saved my favorite shirt not once, but twice now.
This makes me feel not so bad about being over the age of twenty and still having my baby blanket. It doesn’t have a good name like Courageous or a name at all but it is very comforting. I’m glad that your whole family was able to share in the courage that a stuffed animal could bring from so long ago!
What a sweet toy with a message! My son would like that – very comforting – and such a sweet way to spread joy!
How cute. So nice to have a special Monkey in your lives. It has been in your family for so long that is amazing.
It is so awesome when you have things that you can pass down that get so much love still! This was such a sweet story.
I am always looking for ways to bring my childhood into my kids lives. I really love that you were able to do this!
It was great that you were able to save him. He is so adorable and does look great for his age!
I love Oxi-Clean. I use a scoop for every single wash, both here at my home in California AND at my second home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It keeps everything bright and stain free.
What a clean monkey. I would definitely want to try Oxiclean one day. Thanks for sharing.
OxiClean products are indeed awesome. I love using OxiClean Laundry detergent because it is safe to use with colors. Thanks for sharing your story and the information.
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