A handmade elephant left the Upper West Side yesterday and bravely boarded an Amtrak train en route to Philadelphia to meet his new owner at a two-year-old’s birthday party on Sunday.
The trip began with a quick jaunt on an express subway from 72nd and Broadway to Penn Station. Notably, his fellow passengers were unusually friendly throughout the trip, although it was the weekend and the weather was very nice.
When asked how he felt about relocating to Philly, the elephant was a bit teary and said he hoped to be able to come back for a visit, but was excited about moving to a house; he’d been living since birth in a rather small rent-stabilized apartment.
Happy birthday to his new owner!