"Then she wrote to me, and said, 'We sent the package to you today,'" Lauricella said. "Her son gave the costume one last hug at the post office, and they wrapped it up together and said goodbye. It was really sweet that a little boy that young wanted to donate his costume. He just loved that he was helping Polly."
The new costume fits Polly perfectly and, according to Lauricella, it has the same magical effect on her. "I put it on her today and she just fell asleep - instantly," she said.
Now that Polly's outgrown her old duck costume, Lauricella tried putting it on Pippa, a baby goat who lost two legs to frostbite.