Little Girl Reunited With Her Beloved Stuffed ‘Bubblegum Sprinkles’ And Inspires Stuffed Animal Drive

August 4, 2019

Bubblegum Sprinkles is back home thanks to a Nine Mile Road business, and he has inspired a community outreach that will help others.

The stuffed animal husky was accidently left behind about a week ago at Maynard’s Donut Company. Maynard’s knew he was something special, so they found the surveillance video of the young lady that left him behind and set out to find her on social media.

During his week around Maynard’s, Bubblegum Sprinkles visited with customers and helped out around the store. As time passed, they were able to find the girl and arranged with for a sweet reunion Saturday morning with 3-year old Nina English and her dad Michael.

Nina jumped for Joy seeing Bubblegum Sprinkles and embraced him with a big hug and an even bigger smile.

Maynard’s also announced the launch of “Operation Sprinkles”. They will be collecting brand new stuffed animals for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Pensacola Police Department, Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Ronald McDonald House and other community organizations.

Each person that donates a stuffed animal will receive a free doughnut.

Pictured top: Nina English reunited with her beloved Bubblegun Sprinkles Saturday morning at Maynard’s Donut Co. on Nine Mile Road. Pictured below: Nina accidently left Sprinkles behind during this visit about a week ago. Pictured second below: Maynard’s started collecting stuffed animals for several community groups Saturday. Pictured third below: During his week at Maynard’s, Sprinkles helped out around the store. Courtesy images for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Little Girl Reunited With Her Beloved Stuffed ‘Bubblegum Sprinkles’ And Inspires Stuffed Animal Drive”

  1. Keka Sanderson on August 7th, 2019 1:39 pm

    What a sweet story!!

  2. Lori on August 4th, 2019 3:55 pm

    That is so sweet!! Sometimes it’s just the little things in life that mean so much!

  3. Kevin Enfinger on August 4th, 2019 2:30 pm

    So nice to see out local businesses giving back to the community

  4. Devin on August 4th, 2019 1:39 pm

    What a great company! Support local businesses!

  5. Mary on August 4th, 2019 11:35 am

    Maynard’s will be my doughnut company from now on…..

  6. Kim Stefansson on August 4th, 2019 11:16 am

    Bubblegum Sprinkles has amazing self control. Not many dogs could guard donuts that well. Way to go Maynard’s! Way to go!!

  7. Mike on August 4th, 2019 9:11 am

    That’s as good a reason as anyone can find for why to give these folks your business. Gotta love a story like this

  8. Y on August 4th, 2019 7:17 am

    What a great company ( people ) to do this. Kindness goes along way.

  9. misstrish on August 4th, 2019 7:14 am

    God bless you, Maynard’s! Kindness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

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