When Max, my oldest, was born his Grandma Ellen showed up at the hospital to meet him. She had this elephant in tow as a present for him. It's extra special .... her husband, who passed away before I ever met Tom, had gotten it as a present for Tom when he was born. Ellen saved it all those years to give to Tom's oldest (34 years!). Hopefully I'll be taking this little guy to the hospital some time in the future to give to Max's first born child!