A thread for people to share their doll parting stories! Im always interested in people's stories as to why they had to part with a doll. From small reasons such as the nose being not what you imagined to more bigger things such as the hobby not being for someone anymore or even having lost a doll. I have a parting story that is one of my friends theirs. She used to live close by and 14 yo me was really curious about her doll so when she called me over I zoomed there. I played with her doll and we gave it a new faceup and dressed it, she taught me about resin and we even made eyes for her doll, she was so nice she put the eyes I made on a little necklace that I think I still own. Fast forward to later that day, it's hot we both are dying and the ice truck is driving about three streets away, the music it plays atracts some neighbour kids that are playing outside too and we two scramble trying to estimate the time it'll take for the ice cream truck to get to our street. We are jumping to her dad to give us some money, he did and she grabbed her doll and put him in a small coin wallet looking thing. We go out and the ice cream truck is just two houses ahead and we zoom there I with the money she with the doll in her coin wallet and we buy that ice. The ice man was catering to a bunch of kids and seemed like he was struggling under the heat too. We get our ice, I pay, My friend puts her doll on the little counter they got and the ice man stays there for one minute to see if more kids come while we walk away. So we are inside, eating, finish our ice and then she remembers: HER DOLL! We both were panicking, looking for it everywhere till we remember that the doll was out there on the counter. We ran out and the truck was gone, naturally. We cried a lot that day, I really felt the loss even if he wasn't my doll. End of the story is: Her dad called the public pool because the ice cream truck belongs to them and asked if they could get the doll for them. She at the end got her doll one day later, the vendor in the truck having been called by the pool and instructed to give the doll to the manager once he clocks out. I wonder if the doll is still with her. It's been four years since I have had contact with my friend and consequently her doll.