Hey hey it's the Monkey! Lost teddy takes a ride in a London taxi back to his best friend Jenson 

Updated: Dec 1, 2019

A little boy's monkey teddy which was left in the back of a London taxi has made its way back home after social media users took the time to spread the word that it went missing.

Young Jenson became unwell on Monday evening, so was taken to the doctors on Tuesday.

Speaking to Taxipoint, Jenson's mother Leighann, said: "The doctor thought it was tonsillitis which Jenson was suffering from so prescribed him antibiotics.

"The following morning Jenson hadn't made any improvement so we called to follow - they then sent an ambulance.

"Jenson was rushed by ambulance to UCHL with suspected sepsis. There he was placed on a drip and had his blood taken.

"He was put on antibiotics to treat sepsis. At 4am we was informed no hospitals in London or Surrey had any beds, which meant it would be out of London."

Jenson was allowed to be treated at home with a drip in his arm, but had to return to the hospital every day for his antibiotics.

Leighann added: "On Thursday we took a black taxi to hospital. Once inside the hospital he looked for his monkey and couldn’t find him. I immediately took to social media and put a post up on the Save Our Black Taxis group.

"The post was shared over 2.4k times. So many people sharing, putting on twitter, my son was so upset monkey was the only comfort to him during a week from hell."

The sepsis which Jenson was suffering from caused his crp levels to rise to dangerous levels of up to 180 - normal levels range between 30/40.

Although desperately unwell, Jenson kept asking for his beloved Monkey.

After endless shares, Leighann received a message from a lady called Wendy, who said her partner was the driver that picked them up and had found Monkey.

Numbers were exchanged and the taxi driver, Marc, asked if he could come and collect Jenson from hospital after his latest dose of antibiotics.

Leighann said: "Jenson was so happy and cried that monkey wasn’t lost forever."

On Marc's arrival, Jenson ran to the taxi shouting his name with the biggest smile.

She added: "Marc told him jump in the back where Monkey was waiting."

Speaking of Marc's amazing gesture, Leighann said: "Marc is an amazing man who went above and beyond and even brought Jenson an advent calendar too.

"He dropped us home and told me if jenson needs to go back to hospital just message him and he will take us and pick us up, he truly is amazing and he made Jenson so happy.

"I will never be able to thank all the London black cab drivers and supporters who shared my post, and most importantly Marc and Wendy for keeping Monkey safe and returning him to us.

"Thank you from Jenson, monkey and Leighann.

"Marc you are simply the best. Thank you"

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