Am I the last one to know about this?!
As if we needed another reason to love Trader Joes, apparently the crew members hide stuffed animals around the store & if kids find them, they get a prize. Yahoo! reports that this adorable practice was revealed in a thread found on Reddit by The Kitchn, where a Trader Joes employee confirmed this is indeed, a thing.
Now I know what you're thinking, how much can we really trust Reddit? Well apparently it's a pretty reliable source because a public relations director for Trader Joe’s confirmed that it’s definitely a thing!
“Now, I cannot say that there is one in every single store, but in general, stores typically have one,” Kendra Friend-Daniel told The Kitchn. “It’s a way to engage with kids in our store. If they locate the hidden stuffed toy, they just let a Crew Member know and they’ll receive a treat. The type of stuffed toy and treat may vary store to store, but for example, in my local Trader Joe’s there’s a hidden penguin and when my daughters locate it, they receive a lollipop.”
How adorable?! Trader Joes for the win!