Millions enchanted, entertained by toad sporting fancy hats


If pictures of Chris Newsome’s toad sporting different hats don’t put a smile on your face, nothing will.

Newsome, 43, who is a webmaster at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, said the toad just started showing up on his porch last summer. He said he had the idea to make tiny hats for the amphibian to try and cheer up a friend’s son who had lost a pet toad.

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“The toad never seemed to mind the hats,” Newsome told Buzzfeed.

Mr. Toad comes to my front porch every night. I told Casey Janette Robinson that I would make him a little hat.

Posted by Chris Newsome on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mr. Toad comes to my front porch every night. I told Casey Janette Robinson that I would make him a little hat.

Posted by Chris Newsome on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

“I would just place them on its head and it would just sit there,” he said.

He said he makes the hats out of foam paper in about 10 minutes.

Newsome photographed the toad wearing a pink top hat, a purple baseball cap and an orange cowboy hat and then posted the photos on Reddit. More than 1 million people have viewed his pictures so far.

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