Toys for Tots is back again, it being that time of year, and the local mall has a USMC table where they're collecting the toys. It is staffed by a Marine in dress uniform and the toys are in a box beside it and sometimes set atop it so the Marines can
The mall also has a 'Build-a-Bear' store which sells, among other stuffed animals, several of the mane characters from My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic. In case you've never seen one of these stores, you basically buy a bear or pony or whatever for about $25, stuff it, and then buy little accessories for it (dresses, jewelry, shows, etc.) so you can customize it however you want. But they all cost money. Some 'finished' MLP and teddy bears are on display and they go for about $50-60 each. So not cheap.
Anyway I was walking by and among the toys on the table was a very fancy Build-a-Bear Fluttershy and the Marine was fooling around with it (not like that!). I was either staring in shock or watching with amusement. Finally I had to comment.
"You know," I told him, "some little kid's going to love that."
"Gee, you're right. I better get one for the box, too."